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Hunker Down in This Alpine Swiss Community Space

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This imposing structure, according to its designers at architecture firm frundgallina, is for community gatherings and meals. It looks equally capable of withstanding a community militia. Flanked by two historic structures, the architects moderated its modern concrete construction with more traditional elements such as smokestacks. The mountainous vista it affords is jaw-dropping, and while the design seems dead serious, we think the architects have a sense of humor: the site was historically used for cow milking and, in a macabre nod to that history, a cow head hangs prominently in the stairwell's window.

Community Shelter / frundgallina [ArchDaily]