werner tscholl. architekt: pass museum, the timmelsjoch experience
 
werner tscholl. architekt: pass museum, the timmelsjoch experience
dec 14, 2011

werner tscholl. architekt: pass museum, the timmelsjoch experience

‘pass museum’ by werner tscholl. architekt in timmelsjoch, austria all images courtesy werner tscholl. architekt

italian architect werner tscholl has designed ‘pass museum’, a small cantilevering shelter on the highest point of the timmelscjoch, austria. conceived as a part of a collection of architectural sculptures placed along the train, the design references the form of an erratic boulder to jut out beyond the land on which it sits.

werner tscholl. architekt: pass museum, the timmelsjoch experience exterior view

highlighting the pioneers of the high alpine road and their accomplishments, the monolithic museum takes on a faceted form which lends a geometric character to the exterior. the solid impression is further achieved by an earth-tone finish drawn from the palette of the surrounding mountainscape.

open on both ends as a singular space, the architectural sculpture also acts as a look-out, directing views from the inside out towards the non-glaciated indentation in the alpine ridge. the internal volume is informed by the carved shape of the exterior, uniform in palette and atmosphere for a seamless experience of the timmelscjoch.

werner tscholl. architekt: pass museum, the timmelsjoch experience cantilever

werner tscholl. architekt: pass museum, the timmelsjoch experience approach

werner tscholl. architekt: pass museum, the timmelsjoch experience facade treatment

werner tscholl. architekt: pass museum, the timmelsjoch experience

werner tscholl. architekt: pass museum, the timmelsjoch experience entrance

werner tscholl. architekt: pass museum, the timmelsjoch experience interior view

werner tscholl. architekt: pass museum, the timmelsjoch experience in summer

werner tscholl. architekt: pass museum, the timmelsjoch experience

werner tscholl. architekt: pass museum, the timmelsjoch experience in context

  • Stunning Designs

    Cody
  • sure it does, and i’m a sucker for that experience too, but this box is on a hill so the ground falls away from you quickly anyway, and the perception of the sensation of floating and all, which is hampered by the deep side walls that extend past the window, is really not that dramatic a difference. for example, floating over water such that all you can see is water, left, right, down, etc. -that would be a sensation, and worth the structural gymnastics.

    Ed
  • I disagree Ed. Viewing from a cantilever raises you away from the ground i.e. floating. it does create a sensation. is it worth it in this incident..?

    Oh..and im speaking from experience.. not theory

    sf
  • Agree with Allen, a few more pictures from the inside looking out are really needed. But perhaps they want you to visit to see that 😉

    Anne Haimes

    Annie
  • here’s the thing, the justification for the cliche cantilevered square tube is to be “a look-out”, yet if you really consider the view from inside, it is little different than what one would experience on solid ground-only a bit closer to the road. that’s a lot of structural gymnastics for no real point other than an exterior view of the dramatic cantilever.
    I cant wait until this cantilevered tube fad goes away and architects return to the hard work of designing experiences.

    Ed
  • Where’s the view from inside looking out? Isn’t the whole point that it “acts as a look-out,
    directing views from the inside out towards…”?

    What gives

    Allen
  • good point~ would like to see a long section~

    tommy zhou
  • Wow, I think it would be worth making the trip to see.

    Fantastic.

    [url=http://www.annehaimesinteriors.co.uk/] Anne Haimes Interior Design [/url]

    Annie
  • UPLOAD A SECTION PLEASE…!

    a j t

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