';
The house, long and narrow, is positioned between a farm courtyard and an open field to form a landscape boundary. From the angle of approach, the appearance changes from…
pdf-file
pdf-file
SCHNELLER
BADER
HOUSE
  • Address
    Trinserstrasse 9a, 7015 Tamins, Switzerland
  • Location
    46°49’45” N | 9°24’16” E
  • Altitude
    660 MAMSL
Tradition and technology

The house, long and narrow, is positioned between a farm courtyard and an open field to form a landscape boundary. From the angle of approach, the appearance changes from double-storey to a single-storey structure. This single-family house impresses with a perfectly integrated south facing photovoltaic installation. Thanks to the choice of materials and colours, as well as the clean lines, this new building fits perfectly into the context of the village and the surrounding landscape. The design of the saddleback roof with photovoltaic modules and fibre-cement panels as roof cladding is reminiscent of office buildings in the village.

The saddleback roof conforms to the local building tradition

Building characteristics
  • Building typology
    Residential
  • Construction type
    New
  • Year of construction
    2016
  • Energy reference surface
    220 m²
  • Energy index
    16 kWh/m²a (heating and electricity)
  • Energy labelling
Energy
  • Active Solar surface
    108 m²
  • Active Solar surface ratio
    > 75%
  • Peak power
    17 kWp
  • Building skin 
    Solar tiles
Energy production
0
kWh
Self-consumption
Energy
100%
Energy surplus
44%

From the fields, the building looks like a barn.
The large wooden sun-shades can be opened and closed.

BIPV module
  • Manufacturer
    3S SOLAR PLUS AG
  • Cell technology
    Monocrystalline
  • Cell colour
    Black
  • Dimensions
    1300x875x6.5 mm
  • Power
    190 Wp
Technical details

The roof is made of wood (U value of 0.16 W/m²K). The perimeter walls consist of an external load-bearing concrete wall, an insulating layer and an internal brick wall (U value of 0.19 W/m²K).

Projection
Hotspot image
Parties involved
  • Owners 
    Georgina Schneller and Sascha Bader
  • Architect
    Bearth & Deplazes Architekten AG
    Bearth Deplazes Ladner
  • Photovoltaic installer
    Helion Solar AG
  • Carpenter
    Gebr. Möhr AG
  • Photo
    Ralph Feiner and Andreas Graber
Awards and recognitions
  • Norman Foster Solar Award 2017

     


The living room appears as a screened porch
with a two-sided view.

Solarchitecture

X