daniel fugenschuh architekt: office under the garden daniel fugenschuh architekt: office under the garden
feb 29, 2012

daniel fugenschuh architekt: office under the garden

‘office under the garden’ by daniel fugenschuh architekt in innsbruck, austria all images courtesy daniel fugenschuh architekt image © christian flatscher

austrian practice daniel fugenschuh architekt has completed ‘office under the garden’, a new underground workspace for the atelier in innsbruck, austria. an annex project located in the garden of a townhouse which housed the office before, the design utilizes the natural slope of the plot to seamlessly integrate the building into the land.

within context image © christian flatscher

inserted into the edge of a south-facing slope, the office features a fully-glazed elevation which looks out on to the road. the presence of the stone retaining wall is maintained by incorporating the flanking structure as an extension of the front facade. a slim elevated terrace provides outdoor space by the street while a garage door to the left leads down to a small underground parking floor.

street view image © christian flatscher

south facade image © christian flatscher

view from within image © christian flatscher

workspace under loft level image © christian flatscher

cantilevering stairs image © christian flatscher

loft level image © christian flatscher

south facade at night image © christian flatscher

image © christian flatscher

night view image © christian flatscher

(left) floor plan / level 0 (right) floor plan / level +1


front elevation

project info:

floor area: 306 m2 structural engineer: alfred brunnsteiner passive housing technology mechanical engineer: drexel + white lighting designer: ferdinand hollrigl

  • I love the way it is blended into the surroundings. A very interesting design, except for that last outside step; Be very careful!

    James says:
  • That last step could be YOUR last step.

    Berserkeley says:

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