urlaubs architektur promotes the UFOgel in austria urlaubs architektur promotes the UFOgel in austria
jan 26, 2014

urlaubs architektur promotes the UFOgel in austria

‘UFOgel’ by urlaubs architektur, nussdorf, austria
all images courtesy UFOgel




the ‘UFOgel‘ holiday house presented by urlaubs architektur is a seemingly space-age object that has landed next to an old farmhouse near vienna austria. the all wooden structure sits on thin steel stilts overlooking the nearby alps as if simply placed on site. irregular in form, the exterior is clad in traditional wooden shingles like scales on the polygonal volume. the interior responds with a seamless warm timber ambiance and angular geometries that serve more than one efficient purpose in the modestly sized abode of 45 m2. the ground (relatively speaking) floor contains the kitchen and large dining area capable of accommodating up to 8 people. large windows with an inhabitable sill provide a great spot for resting with the scenery behind. the loft space has a sleeping area for four people and a bathroom with views of the mountains. joints are crafted with the utmost attention to detail,  every characteristic of the timber, from grain patterns, veneer sheets to structural components are thought out to the last detail, designing how exposed ends and reveals meet up or turn a corner.




object sits on the landscape oriented towards the moutnains



6 round steel columns hold up the wooden nest






side view



entry path elevated off the ground



main living space and large sill









sleeping area in loft






private bed



stair connection detail










project info:



region: at – austria, tyrol, nussdorf-debant
name: ufogel
scenery: slight slope, with an alpine panorama
type: house
architecture: modern
completion: 2013
architect: peter jungmann, lienz

  • This object simply confirms my decision to live on 25 acres of land.


    JimCan says:
  • I appreciate the compactness. I loathe the vanity of the weird appearance.

    Bob says:
  • Prairie Chicken Lite. Still, inside is awesome and bigger than I expected.

    Chris says:
  • Is it possibile to buy a house like this?

    Raffaele Signoroni says:

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