mario gasser constructs steel roofed terrace for austrian villa mario gasser constructs steel roofed terrace for austrian villa
jul 07, 2014

mario gasser constructs steel roofed terrace for austrian villa

mario gasser constructs steel roofed terrace for austrian villa
photo © henning koepke
all images courtesy of mario gasser




in front of a villa on the outskirts of innsbruck, mario gasser has redesigned a terrace that exploits existing elements and forms a discrete object from different lines of motion. the continuous lines are clearly visible in the steel construction that are read in the same manner as the wooden panels that they cover. with a long gesture, the terrace floor accentuates the entire façade of the house and develops around the central walnut tree. due to the slight slope of the terrain, the floor appears to peel out of the meadow. the wall serves as a screen and a back rest for the integrated seating arrangement. the glass roof hovering over the structure forms space within the environment where occupants can have exterior privacy from their neighbors protection from changing weather conditions.

mario gasser roofed terrace austria
the steel structure is supported by trusses and a wooden wall
photo © henning koepke 

mario gasser roofed terrace austria
the spaces below are able to capture the shadows of the roof’s components
photo © henning koepke 

mario gasser roofed terrace austria
one side of the terrace is open with a minimal amount of construction while the other is closed
photo © henning koepke 

mario gasser roofed terrace austria
the site slopes down towards the meadow
photo © henning koepke

mario gasser roofed terrace austria
the roof houses a seating area
photo © henning koepke

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