An existing detached house from the 1960s is being sustainably revitalised and its energy systems modernised; it is being adapted to the needs of the new occupants and provided with a modern building envelope.
Two simple cubic buildings with generous windows interlock to form a sculptural unit and merge their interiors and exteriors in a flowing transition. The L-shaped footprint of the house, facing the mature trees in the garden, produces a pleasant privacy and permits a wide range of internal views between the buildings.
In the interior, there are surprising ceiling height differences, with a maximum of up to 3.90m according to usage, in the style of an Alfred Loos room plan, and split level with a generous capaciousness. The modern, timeless architectural language is supported by the vertically structured, discreet spruce façade, varnished in a colour specially matched to the context.
Date of Completion: 2011
Landau + Kindelbacher