This 200-year-old stone house in Linescio, Switzerland looks like ruin outside, yes? It IS, more or less until you go inside where a spacious modern interior has been “inserted”. The Swiss firm of Buchner Bründler Architekten renovated the centuries-old building into a summer home that boasts a clean and minimalist light-filled interior. Since it will only be used in the summer a heating system or additional insulation wasn’t necessary but a minimalist fireplace was added on the ground floor. The house features high, folding shutters that open up to maximize its natural cooling. A small wooden extension that features concrete elements was built on too. Reclaimed spaces are my favorites and this one looks like it just might last 500 more years.