The building, precisely situated on the site, nestles at the foot of the slope of the topographical elevation of the Aulinakopf and is located on the foothills of a plateau. From one of the last buildings of the scattered settlement, the almost unrestricted view extends to Lake Walen and the Churfirsten.
The compact replacement building with just 53 m2 of living space is designed like a casket. It blends unagitatedly into the landscape. From the outside, the wooden building presents itself with an elaborately detailed façade cladding with vertical formwork. This has different depths and gives the facade a playful delicacy. The house is characterized by different faces. Thus, when abandoned, it appears shot and only the fixed glazing on the upper floor is visible. When the house is inhabited, the façade opens up through protruding folding shutters and visual references take place.
The interior is characterized by a precisely detailed and high-quality interior construction made of birch plywood. Here, the walls are activated, so that they are used, in addition to the actual function, at the same time for the building extension, in the form of shelves and cabinets. As a result, the interior spaces appear spacious, despite the compact dimensions.
The building organizes on the first floor sleeping berths, wet room, entrance hall and a work niche in the form of room sequences. The upper floor is used by a generous space for kitchen, dining and living. Specific views differentiate the rooms depending on their use.
Despite the preferred view towards Lake Walen, the windows create visual references to the entire surroundings. Thus, on the one hand, there is a seating window with a far-reaching view, but also windows with reference to the immediate surroundings, such as the forest floor. This anchors the building even more strongly with the site and makes maximum use of the existing qualities of its location.