A sustainable, sculptured family home full of light, sun and breathtaking views
The house is situated in a village near Vienna, Austria. The surrounding area of Vienna is predominantly hilly with woods and vineyards. This family home with a writer's studio and a wine cellar has been planned on one of the steep slopes of a south-facing hillside.
The special task of this project was the extreme steepness of the site together with a limited budget and a high expectation towards quality and natural resources. The result is a mix of traditional materials and modern building methods. Natural materials dominate the whole building. Untreated timber has been used for walls and ceilings, but also for windows and cladding. Recycled paper serves as insulation material.
Inside the building, clay rendered walls provide for a balanced room condition.
Natural and untreated surfaces, wood, slate and white walls result in a comfortable yet abstract sense of space, which is enhanced by vistas, views and perspectives. Like in the surrounding vineyards, the garden features drywalls made of local stone, supporting the biological diversity.