BLOG / Examples of completed works and projects

Natursteinarbeiten Averstal 2022

Measurement of microclimate on a drystone wall / 2021

SIA Merkblatt 2053 / 2015 - 2020

Inventar Schwyz 2019

Vellano TI 2015

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Restoration of a retaining wall and a facade of a building standing on it. Securing the terrain with micropiles.

Lenzburg Graben AG 2015

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E Restoration of a section of the old town wall in Lenzburg with lime mortar masonry

Maisprach BL 2013

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Conception and Installation of a cable crane for the building of a stair in the vineyard of Maisprach

Sanierung von Trockensteinmauern im Valle Verzasca / 2013

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Sanierung verschiedener Stützmauern auf einem Monti im Valle Verzasca

Hochschule Horw LU 2012

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Building a section of drystone / lime mortar masonry for the testing of measurement equipment. Hochschule Luzern Technik & Architektur CC Konstruktiver Ing.bau.

Wiederaufbau eines Sodbrunnens in Lenzburg / 2012

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Restaurierung eines Sodbrunnens in Lenzburg / AG

Sanierung Stützmauer in Guarda / 2011

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Pro Engiadina Bassa, Restaurierung einer eingestürzten Stützmauer in Guarda/ GR

Erneuerung einer Stützmauer in Guarda / 2011

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Neubau einer Stützmauer in Guarda/ GR

Restoration of terrace walls near Schloss Lenzburg / 2008 - 2010

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Lenzburg Castle Foundation
Inventory, restoration concept, tendering of the dry stone wall work and construction management / quality assurance for the restoration of the dry stone walls below Lenzburg Castle.
Material: regional shell limestone, supplementary stones from demolished buildings from the region

Dry stone wall Bos-cha / Guarda / 2010

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Rebuilding an existing drystone wall in the terraced fields between Guarda and Bos-cha.

Material: local stones

Garden Terracing in Ennetbaden / 2009

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New drystone terracing in a private garden.

Material: Limestone.

Stairs and retaining wall in Dielsdorf / 2009

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Building a stairs and a retaining wall in Dielsdorf / 2009

Material: Limestone

Restoration of a wall with lime mortar in Haegendorf / 2008

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Restoration of a wall with lime mortar in Haegendorf / SO

Material: Limestone, lime mortar

Low-tech hoisting technology in Ethiopia / 2008

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Three-week assignment in Ethiopia, Tigray, Irob Woreda. The aim of the mission was to test and introduce simple technical means for moving and lifting stone blocks up to approx. 1 ton. Introduction of simple means for measuring precise arcs in the terrain.

Drystone walls on the island of Ufenau / SZ

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Restoration of dry stone walls for the Einsiedeln Monastery in cooperation with the Monument Preservation Office on the island of Ufenau in Lake Zurich.

Drystone-Workshop in Athens, AGM Symposium "Dry Garden-Practise & Philosophy" / 2008

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Dry stone wall workshop for the participants of the Mediterranean Garden Society symposium "Dry Garden-Practise & Philosophy" in Sparoza, Athens.

Val Cama / 2006 - 2007

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Commune di  Verdabbio / GR

Extension of an existing alpine building in Val Cama / GR. The walls were built as traditional free-standing dry stone walls (max. height at the gable 4.5m with a wall thickness of 0.6m). dry-slaked lime mortar was added in the wall core as a wind seal. Project duration 10 weeks spread over 2 years, apprentices of the Marti construction company.

Puschlav GR 2006

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Training for the rebuilding of drystone walls in the valley of Poschiavo GR

Civilian service assignment Verdabbio / 2006

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Dry stone walling with civil service youths in Verdabbio / GR

Lime rendering in Maloja /2005

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Salecina Holiday Centre (www.salecina.ch)

Restoration of two façades of an old farmhouse (today the Salecina holiday centre) with lime rendering in Maloja / GR, Switzerland. The work was supervised by the lime mortar specialist Ruedi Krebs, the restorer Ivano Rampa and the monument conservation authorities.

Drystone Training Châteauneuf / 2005

Ecole d'agriculture Châteauneuf, Sion

Introductory course in dry stone walling with examination for professionals from Valais

Drystone masonry in Ethiopia / 2005

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Three-week collaboration with local stonemasons in Ethiopia, Tigray, Irob Woreda.

Civilian Service Mission Isérables / 2004

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Construction of several drystone structures along a hiking path

Material: Quarry of Vollèges

Puschlav GR / 2004

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Training for the restoration of existing drystone walls in the valley of Poschiavo GR

Gravity retaining wall in Verdabbio / 2003

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Commune di Verdabbio / GR

Construction of a dry-stone retaining wall as a gravity wall in Verdabbio/GR