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Granary in Grimentz

Survey of the swiss vernacular

Professor: Nicola Braghieri

EPFL Bachelor IV

June 2017

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Lucas Balet

Charlotte Reuse

Lucien Roy

Raphaël Vouilloz

The FIRE II course (figuration et représentation de l'architecture) is given by the laboratory LAPIS (laboratoire des arts pour la science).
The exercice consists in the survey of objects from the Valais vernacular heritage, such as barns and granaries.

This kind of buildings has a rough geometry and the exercise therefore begins with on-site measurements to determine dimensions with manual methods : for example by using atmospheric pressure in water pipes to establish reference lines around the building perimeter. The results are reproduced in a 1:20 scale model and in drawings, for which we have modelled the granary on Rhino 3D.

We have studied this granary in Grimentz, which was once shared by several families to store food and belongings away from rodents and moisture.

Click here to the website of the laboratory.

The FIRE II course (figuration et représentation de l'architecture) is given by the laboratory LAPIS (laboratoire des arts pour la science).
The exercice consists in the survey of objects from the Valais vernacular heritage, such as barns and granaries.

This kind of buildings has a rough geometry and the exercise therefore begins with on-site measurements to determine dimensions with manual methods : for example by using atmospheric pressure in water pipes to establish reference lines around the building perimeter. The results are reproduced in a 1:20 scale model and in drawings, for which we have modelled the granary on Rhino 3D.

We have studied this granary in Grimentz, which was once shared by several families to store food and belongings away from rodents and moisture.

Click here to the website of the laboratory.

Granary in Grimentz : axonometry
Granary in Grimentz : section
Granary in Grimentz : drawings
Granary in Grimentz : 1:20 model, southwest facade ©Charlotte Reuse

Photo : Charlotte Reuse

Granary in Grimentz : 1:20 model, east facade ©Charlotte Reuse

Photo : Charlotte Reuse

Granary in Grimentz : photos ©Lucien Roy

Photos : Lucien Roy

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