05/2000, 1st Prize
Start of Planning
Start of Construction
Net Floor Space
Partner in Charge
Mark Gilbert in Cooperation with HOLODECK.at
Freiraumplanung – 3zu0 Landschaftsplanung
Statik – Gmeiner u. Haferl ZT Gmbh, Wien
©2003 Christian Wachter (CW)
©2003 Matthew Hranek (MH)
Dwell, October 2003
Architektur Aktuell, April 2003
and-guide / architecture design Vienna,teNeues, 2006
making waves: young austrian architecture, Wanderaustellung organisiert durch AIP:architeture in progress; Schanghai, Shenzen, Nanjing, Beijing, Guangzhou; 2003
a-schau (permanent collection) ArchitekturZentrum Wien
A house with a panoramic view, planned in reaction to an extraordinary site – and in response to the everyday needs of a family of four.
A folded concrete shell, placed upon a stucco plinth, envelops an elevated living area that is raised above the traffic noises of an adjacent thoroughfare and oriented towards a spectacular view of the Vienna Woods. The children’s bedrooms and den are located in the ground-level plinth, the parents’ room is positioned in the 2nd story, underneath the dramatically shaped roof, and the living/dining room occupies the space in-between. Although the living room floats well above the surrounding site, a sloping, grass-covered terrace connects it with the garden below.
The result is a unique and stunning space, eminently liveable and energy efficient as well – a perfect fit for site and user.