judith benzer architektur: summer house in southern burgenland
judith benzer architektur: summer house in southern burgenland judith benzer architektur: summer house in southern burgenland
may 08, 2012

judith benzer architektur: summer house in southern burgenland

‘summer house in southern burgenland’ by judith benzer architektur, oberbergen, austria image © martin weiß all images courtesy of judith benzer architektur

wien-based practice judith benzer architektur have completed the ‘summer house in southern burgenland’, a retreat residence in the countryside of oberbergen, austria. surfaced with untreated larch planks, the external faces of this dwelling may be closed during winter months becoming an unobtrusive silhouette in the landscape. typical of the region, the volume’s exterior appearance is derived from the ‘kellerstöckel’ or ‘wine house’. the two-level structure with rooms for residential use are enclosed with a strictly wooden framework while the sub-grade cellar for wine production and storage is formed with ferroconcrete massive construction.

flush within the facade, large shutters may be folded open into a line of canopies to prevent overheating. sharp lines are produced at the edges of the home with copper corner plates. the outline of the outdoor terrace mimics the building form, acting as a shadow along the ground plane.

larch shutters close off the facade from the outside environment image © martin weiß

shutters open to reveal band of windows, front door remains concealed image © martin weiß

shutters open to form canopies image © martin weiß

image © martin weiß

facade detail image © martin weiß

driveway image © martin weiß

kitchen and dining area image © martin weiß

stair to upper level image © martin weiß

entry corridor image © martin weiß

bedroom image © martin weiß

bathroom image © martin weiß

side view

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level -1






  • The HDR-treatment applied to the images just kills them. They look polluted somehow. A terrible representation of a otherwise nice little house.

    TC says:
  • con quelle viti a vista non durerà a lungo.
    ma che poesia…

    gio says:
  • I disagree TC. I’m not even sure it’s really HDR – it’s too subtle for that. Whatever treatment was used actually makes the details ‘pop’ rather nicely. This is a great contemporary structure inspired by something from another era – I particularly love the raw wood and brass!

    Susteve says:
  • It’s definitely HDR, you can tell by the halo effect around the building itself. That being said, I agree with Susteve – in this case, it really helps pull the details out of the wood and the site. Great project.

    Nebraskitect says:
  • great staircase – the whole house is consequent to the last detail – very impressive

    Dr Design says:
  • wow..

    kitty says:
  • beautiful

    dbkii says:
  • beautiful

    dbkii says:
  • … Agree. Maximum/Minimum. Tastefully done. I ‘very’ much like the stone drains around the house and decking – cool.


    Jim C. says:
  • Schönes Sommerhaus. Sehr gut gemacht! Wir gratulieren Judith. Dieses Haus würde perfekt in Süd-Chile sein. Einfache, nette, hübsche.

  • Elegant, Peaceful,wow.

    Fred Ferrier says:
  • pure!

    U says:
  • Simples, Eficiente, Bela e ….. Fabulosa!!!

    Mário Rocha says:

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