cor-ten steel roman villa constructed by marte marte architekten
photo by marc lins
all images courtesy of marte marte architekten

 

 

 

an occupiable sculpture, designed by marte marte architekten, is placed over the ruins of two ancient roman structures, offering important insight on the settlement, located in the feldkirch region of austria. ‘roman villa’ uses cor-ten steel to lend the design a sense of permanence and gravitas, allowing the excavation site to become a landmark in its own right.

cor-ten steel roman villa constructed by marte marte architekten
the project features three primary components: the tower, the plateau and the wall
photo by marc lins

 

 

 

formed of three primary components, a tower, a plateau and a wall, the scheme houses a small collection of artifacts on its compact 42 square meter plot. acting as a beacon for the project, the partially glazed tower provides direct views of the ruins below, a raised plateau clearly defines the new insertion, while relics are contained in a wall which runs along the perimeter of the design.

cor-ten steel roman villa constructed by marte marte architekten
the new structure is placed between the remnants of two ancient house types
photo by marc lins

cor-ten steel roman villa constructed by marte marte architekten
cor-ten steel lends the design a sense of permanence and gravitas
photo by marc lins

cor-ten steel roman villa constructed by marte marte architekten
the partially glazed tower provides direct views of the ruins below
photo by marc lins

cor-ten steel roman villa constructed by marte marte architekten
a small collection of artifacts is housed on the compact 42 square meter plot
photo by marc lins

 

 

project info:

 

client: city of rankweil
location: 6830 rankweil-brederis, austria
architecture:
marte.marte architekten ZT GmbH, weiler
arch.di bernhard marte
arch.di stefan marte
photography: marc lins
exhibition area: 42 sqm (452 sqf)