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Caruso St John

House in the Mountains . Tschiertschen

Caruso St John . House in the Mountains . Tschiertschen afasia (2)

Caruso St John . photos: © Hélène Binet . + AJ

Located at the centre of a village in the Graubunden, the house for many years was the Café Engi, a simple restaurant with guest rooms. The original house is made with solid timber construction, with later additions at the rear and at roof level, which provided additional accommodation for the restaurant and hotel. Most of the old structures in Tschiertschen are made in strickbau, which translates as knitted construction; a finer assembly of square-cut logs to protect from the weather. The construction of the barns is looser, with the logs barely altered and with big gaps that allow the interiors to be well ventilated. Continue reading Caruso St John

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Caruso St John

DWH Innovation Campus . Dresden

Caruso St John . DWH Innovation Campus . Dresden afasia (1)

Caruso St John Architects

Caruso St John has won the competition for a masterplan for the Gartenstadt Hellerau campus of furniture company Deutsche Werkstätten in northern Dresden. The masterplan comprises three new structures, which will replace existing industrial sheds adjacent to the company’s historic factory buildings. At the heart of the development is a new ‘garden building’ that provides workspace and amenities for the company’s staff as well as a flexible gallery space for exhibitions and events. The building is conceived as a freestanding pavilion within the restructured landscape of the site. Continue reading Caruso St John