More proof that wood lasts a long time, and renovates rather nicely: Tropolism brings us this little alpine hut was built 200 years ago, was unused for fifty years, and renovated in 1997 by Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler. The architects write:
hut under construction
The aim was to expose the existing qualities of the anonymous and unassuming functional building and to show them to their best advantage. The wonderful, secluded location and the perfectly proportioned hut, standing on its timber supports, have a magical air that had to be preserved. In order to retain the beauty of the log block with its almost blackened timber beams, the intervention in the façade was limited to installing doors and windows.
Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler via Tropolism