Patrick Gartmann – House in Chur, 2003. Designed and built by the architect-engineer for his family, a special mix of high performance “insulated” concrete was created with recycled glass aggregate and a clay-like cement. The resulting structure is a monolithic, single layer concrete pour for all of the walls and floors that does not require additional cavities for soft insulation to keep the home warm in colder months.The finish is also unique for a concrete structures, somewhat rougher and more adobe in its tactility. Via, photos (C) Thomas Dix. 


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