Raccard

Surveying and studying the Swiss vernacular.

The situationĀ 

A raccard is a type of traditional granary used throughout Europe and a lot in the Swiss Alps villages. It was made to store wheat and other type of cereals during long periods of time. Its main difference from traditional granaries is that its use is a shared one, therefore it is divided in several parts so that many farmers can use it. It is a perfect example of Swiss

 

vernacular architecture, thus we were given the task of measuring, surveying, and drawing one. And finally, making it in a [1:20] model, so we had to understand exactly how it was made, and understand all of the traditional Swiss wood joinery that was involved. This project being a kind of exercise we had no proposal to make, only precise work to achieve.