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atelier thomas pucher: villa SK
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aug 02, 2012
atelier thomas pucher: villa SK


‘villa SK’ by atelier thomas pucher, graz, austria
image © lukas schaller
all images courtesy of atelier thomas pucher

on a small budget, austrian firm atelier thomas pucher was able to completely transform the ‘villa SK’ for the owners by merely
adding an extra component. the unmodified existing house now serves the private functions, bedrooms and bathrooms. two horizontal planes
of red-colored concrete extend the entrance of the original aged structure almost to the end of the property line. full-height glass panes
envelope the new living room with knotted hardwood flooring, ultimately making the surrounding yard and climate conditions the real
enclosure of the space.

two massive beams with thin metal braces run along the top of the canopy and rest on a natural stone wall at the far end, allowing for a
flexible open interior with only a few slender supports. the large members also double as the walls of the exterior second-level terrace
accessible through the old residence. a seemingly floating interior brick partition with protruding angled units that act as shelves serve
as a backdrop for various activities. the roof element contains a large void embracing the growth of a tree in a peaceful grass courtyard.


view from the front yard


addition with new entrance


open-air courtyard


grass courtyard with tree and living room walls


living room interior


view from the external road


site plan



floor plan / level 0


floor plan / level 1


section


section


elevation


elevation

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