The walls are composed of a structure of wooden phonic squares, wood wool (Pavatex) in the middle and fermacell to close. On the surface a layer of fine clay, with an underlay of up to 3 cm thick of raw clay on walls with wall heating. Our goal was to use a maximum of natural materials AND make sound walls for maximum privacy inside the rooms.
A decision that will have cost us a lot of time (and money) is to change the heating system. But in the long run I am sure we will be very happy about it. Heated walls covered with clay transmit heat in a regular way by radiation, giving a particularly pleasant and beneficial heat to our body, similar to the sun's radiation.
At the end of spring 2018, once all the way down to the concrete, and even the concrete streaked by deep furrows to lay the new electrical foundations and the heating pipes for the new wall heating system, the foundations must be laid according to the new plan.
Between December 2017 and March 2018 we demolished everything except the outer walls. This represents 8 plaster bins, about 13 metal door frames, km of office cables and lights, dozens of radiators and interior glazing, 260m2 of old linoleum and tiling .... and tons and tons of dust!
Almost a year ago, on December 26th 2017, a new adventure began on the 2nd floor of rue des Bosquets 33 in Vevey (Switzerland). With a commercial surface of 260 m2, divided into 11 ugly offices, we decided to create a large room for meditation & corporal practices, 3 therapy rooms, as well as a small office, a large entrance, toilets and a kitchen area . Difficult to imagine what this would become at that moment. Here is what it looked like when we first set foot in it.