Architecture Now – Swiss renovation features Katrin Fridriks’ Riding Awareness

Architecture Now – Swiss renovation features Katrin Fridriks’ Riding Awareness

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The project was not without its challenges, however; the property is situated on a terraced slope and is spread over a series of levels, each with its own views and atmospheres, and home to a number of nooks and crannies. It is also a heritage-listed building, therefore subject to strict planning conditions and restrictions – it was built in the 16th century and extended in the 18th.

In addition to all of these parameters, the couple had one very specific starting point when they moved in; they would have to find a place to hang one of their favourite paintings, Riding Awareness by the Icelandic artist Katrin Fridriks. At more than four metres long, one room was suitable, luckily, for hanging the hexaptych (six-panelled painting). Although this was, at least, a start, Magnani and Kollhof had to do some serious thinking about what to do with the remainder of the 450m2 house.