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
all images © dietrich | untertrifaller

 

 

 

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.

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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.

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inside, concrete and timber are the most prominent materials used

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

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stairs lead down to the lower ground floor

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

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the bathroom also features a sauna

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bedrooms are located on the lower floor

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

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