HPSA perches house S on stilts as lookout over austrian mountains
images © dietmar hammerschmid
all images courtesy of HPSA

 

 

 

perched on the side of a steep plot of land, the ‘house S’ by austrian studio HPSA offers expansive views over the mountainside. organized around a u-shaped layout, the floor plan responds to the surrounding site context and constraints from neighboring properties. the brief from the clients called for a cost efficient house with a maximum of 130m² of inhabitable space, without the need for a basement. this resulted in the structure being placed on pillars, with the living rooms and bedrooms orientated towards a terrace where one can experience the green, rolling landscape beyond. the building floats over the edge of the hill, projecting outwards to allow the natural terrain to remain untouched – the framed volume also provides a weather protected area for one to enjoy the outdoor environment.

 

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the u-shaped volume is set on a series of pillars

 

HPSA perches house S on stilts as lookout over austrian mountains
the framed volume offers views out to the surrounding landscape 

 

HPSA perches house S on stilts as lookout over austrian mountains
the rooms project outwards, floating over the side of the hill

 

HPSA perches house S on stilts as lookout over austrian mountains
view of the pillars the building is set on

 

HPSA perches house S on stilts as lookout over austrian mountains
the house is clad in natural wooden materials

 

HPSA perches house S on stilts as lookout over austrian mountains
detail of the pillars

 

 

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