The one-hundred year old Casa C is located in the village center of Reckingen, vis-à-vis the church. The barn consists of two units. Each of them comprehends a barn in the basement and a space fort he hay on the floor above. Due to new animal protection laws, the owner had to close down the barn. A new construction instead of the old building was not possible because it is part of the ancient village center and a protected monument. Therefore the task was to convert the barn without destroying its outer facade.
The new weekend house was conceived as a building inside the hay spaces. The inner facade detaches twice from the outer shell. Thus, two non-heated alcoves are developed, one in each hay space. The old wood-structure and the haystack can be seen there. The holiday unit itself consists of a undulating living space with different places to stay. The historic wall in the middle oft he house is cut-off twice. A spiral path rises over two floors. Along this path, the space widens to a living room, a dining room, a library and a working place and offers great views to the mountains. The sleeping rooms are joined as niches to the living space. The doors and the cupboards are integrated into the walls.
The construction consists entirely of wood. The floor is made of native larch , the walls and ceilings are made of qualitative birch inlay. The roof is newly covered with larch shingles. All the surfaces are untreated and exposed to natural deterioration.