Eco-friendly “Minergie” labelled Chalet

Chandolin, Switzerland

A Contemporary Mountain Chalet

This chalet is located in a dominant spot which opens towards the majestic Val d’Anniviers.

A central block sculpted in the concrete is built into the living spaces on the ground-floor and on the first-floor. The layout of the rooms on the second floor is inspired by mountain cabin rooms. A large dormitory will complete the sleeping quarters.

A precise work on the views has allowed to cut out large openings that face the surrounding scenery. In contrast, the small windows of the bedrooms welcome introspection. The whole building is lined with natural larch both inside and outside.

The large bay glass windows in the south capture free, passive solar energy. Free thermal energy completes the system the other half of the time (geothermal energy). A particular attention has been brought to the use of non-polluting material that release few toxic fumes.

Minergie Label VS-817

project details

Location: Chandolin, Switzerland
Architect: Nadia Carlevaro, collaboration with Mikhail Broger
Year: 2013
Program: Single-family mountain chalet
Services: Project Accompaniment, Architectural Design, Construction Administration, Building management
Clients: private
Energy concept: Enerconseil SA, Sion
Surface: 186sqm
Pictures: Noé Cauderay