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studio sebastian brandner curates its 'haus rosa' as a bold timber volume in austria

haus rosa: a celebration of timber architecture


Located in the Alpine town of Dornbirn, Austria, architecture practice Studio Sebastian Brandner builds its Haus Rosa. The dwelling is at once defined by its narrow and elongated volume and its construction of ubiquitous textural timber. The design team describes the architecture as ‘stringent,’ as its dimensions are informed by the boundaries and regulations of its plot. 


The three-story house rises above its low neighbors, standing in contrast to their gabled peaks with its flat roof and bold silhouette. 

sebastian brandner haus rosaimages © Angela Lamprecht Fotografie | @angelalamprecht.fotografie



a rhythmic architecture by sebastian brandner


While Studio Sebastian Brandner (see more here) reduces the concept of its Haus Rosa to just a few materials, the architecture is enriched with its expressive structure and spatial composition. Inside, the ceilings show exposed timber joists, creating a visual depth and organizing the interiors with a logical order. These interiors are interrupted by a sculptural spiral staircase, enclosed by an array of vertical wires.


The design team comments: ‘The cement-coated screed floor on the first two floors creates a balanced spatial mood through its material contrasts and as a necessary haven of peace in combination with wood.’

sebastian brandner haus rosathe tree-story dwelling rises above its neighbors

sebastian brandner haus rosa
the density of the rhythmic timber elements increases with each level 

sebastian brandner haus rosathe striking facade is opened up with bold, full-height picture windows


the ceiling shows an exposed structure

sebastian brandner haus rosaa sculptural spiral staircase cuts through the interiors


the timber structure is expressed on the ceilings and wall panels

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