dietrich | untertrifaller recesses garage into wooden hill-edge residence in austria dietrich | untertrifaller recesses garage into wooden hill-edge residence in austria
apr 16, 2016

dietrich | untertrifaller recesses garage into wooden hill-edge residence in austria

dietrich | untertrifaller recesses garage into wooden hill-edge residence in austria
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set on a steep slope overlooking the hills in zwischenwasser, austria, architecture firm dietrich | untertrifaller has created this home as an elongated form, with access gained by a small bridge connected to a quiet side street. the wooden structure is secured onto its irregular plot by reinforced concrete and continues its use of timber inside. the façade, ceiling, and floors are wrapped with a combination of silver fir and sawn oak.

the home is built into the sloped grass hill




a concrete bridge connects the passing road to the home; stretching over the steep hill edge directly into a sheltered garage space that is recessed into the structure. internally, the two-storeys have been organized to maximize the floor area available. the kitchen, dining and lounge are arranged within the L-shaped ground floor, with access to a balcony terrace area. downstairs, the two bedrooms with another terrace area leads directly onto the grassy surroundings through floor-to-ceiling glazed doors.

inside, concrete and timber are the most prominent materials used

the horizontal wooden slats on the ceiling emphasizes the elongated form of the house

stairs lead down to the lower ground floor

he façade, ceiling, and floors have been wrapped with a combination of silver fir and sawn oak

the bathroom also features a sauna

bedrooms are located on the lower floor

unlike the west orientated terrace on the first floor the upper floor is displaced eastward


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