triendl + fessler architekten: two in one house, tirol triendl + fessler architekten: two in one house, tirol
jun 19, 2012

triendl + fessler architekten: two in one house, tirol

triendl + fessler architekten: ‘two in one house’ by triendl + fessler architekten, tyrol, austria all images courtesy of triendl + fessler architekten image © günther wett

situated near the alpine town of innsbruck and only a few kilometers away from ski jump bergisel, sits ‘two in one house’ in tyrol, austria by vienna-based practice triendl + fessler architekten. lifted on a concrete base on a 1500m2 linear and narrow plot of land this residential structure was developed for two families. due to the complex topographic setting, the corridors are arranged like a chain in order to orient views from rooms towards the southern scenery.

the rectilinear facade features large windows to capture the surrounding landscape and to allow natural light to penetrate the interior. apart from the existence of two entrances, the exterior does not indicate that two families are living in the building. as a result, the circulation of the structure follows a simple path: entrance to the home is located at the eastern side where the garage provides plenty of room for storing alpine vehicles; a separating partition follows to allow for a sheltered patio; then the the two houses are situated within the structure which leads to the open garden.

image © günther wett

site image © günther wett

bedroom with adjoining bathroom image © günther wett

kitchen image © günther wett

living / dining area image © günther wett

cubby seating image © günther wett

image © günther wett

entrance image © günther wett

garage image © günther wett

site plan image © triendl + fessler architekten

floor plan / level 0 image © triendl + fessler architekten

floor plan / level 1 image © triendl + fessler architekten

section image © triendl + fessler architekten

section image © triendl + fessler architekten

elevation image © triendl + fessler architekten

elevation image © triendl + fessler architekten

elevation image © triendl + fessler architekten

project info:

client: private completion: april – december 2008 net area: 230 m2 + 90 m2 carport location: tirol, austria photo credits: günther wett

  • This house looks as though it could be situated almost anywhere. Very little that distinguishes it as being appropriate to the Tyrol. The interior looks like an urban apartment… not inspired.

    William Green says:
  • Boring! Find a new profession.

    Korby says:
  • The design is reverent to the scenery, and I love how both upper and lower floors are oriented to capitalise on this to maximum effect. Those upper floor shared balconies will get alot of use! It’s a tight floorplan, and very liveable. The living room of the larger apartment, with it’s fireplace and recessed seating box, is a lovely arrangement, and I can imagine it will work well with surrounding furniture and the clever use of stepped floor level.

    Not terribly “eye-catching,” but a damn practical solution. I’d love to live here!

    blau says:
  • -And look how the house behind maintains it’s view! A nod to the neighbours! 🙂

    blau says:

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