Concrete House is a shockingly beautiful residential project that was conceptualized and designed by Marte.Marte Architects. Located in Austria, the concrete walls of the house are perfect for keeping cold winter weather out part of the year and providing a cool, shady haven from the hot sun in the summer.
From the outside, Concrete House looks nothing short of intimidating. It’s comprised of completely smoothed industrial looking cement cut into straight, precise lines. Large, stunning windows break up the staunch gray surface, but metal entrance gates give it the look of a strong fortress. Even so, it looks somehow pretty nestled into the surrounding greenery.
House A&B is located in Perchtoldsdorf, Austria and was designed by Smertnik Kraut Architekten.
The home was completed in 2013, and in a style more reminiscent of 1970’s Los Angeles than present-day Austria.
The design of the house intends to reflect the intellect, style and spirit of its inhabitants – their predilection for South California Case- Study house with integrated pool and garden and their passion for furniture and arts during this time was a clear parameter for the design.
The street facade of the building should appear shielded and inconspicuous, but with the entrance of the estate mediates immediately lightness and permeability. The white exterior building colour was chosen to convey the interaction with the plantation and the spacious glazed facade which harmonized with the white-turquoise swimming pool. Finally, the green marble-facing of the enclosure wall mediates a Mediterranean feeling.
The residential areas are carefully concerted. No solid walls are in the inside of the building and the furniture made of rosewood are free integrated and all around walkable. The internal wall was implementing in exposed concrete to create a contrast to the elegance of the wood. The decision to implement the internal and external soil as a terrazzo- floor screed enhances the impression of an open structure with fluently transitions.”
Haus am Moor is a private residence located in Vorarlberg, Austria and was designed by Bernardo Bader Architects.
The spacious interior is almost entirely covered with crude wood, which reflects the exterior of the structure, itself an echo of the surrounding woodland.
House U is a private home located in Salzburg, Austria. Completed in 2016, it was designed by Tina Urban.
PÖHÖ33 is a private home located in Vienna, Austria.
Completed in 2015, it was designed by Zoran Bodrozic.
House E is a private home located in Linz, Austria. It was designed by Caramel Architekten in 2015.
Vienna-based studio Destilat Architecture+Design has completed the 3M House project.
This two story contemporary residence is located in Linz, he third-largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Upper Austria.
The woodside property, which steeply slopes down to the Danube Valley, lies at the foot of the Pöstlingberg Mountain which is surrounded by woods, fields and orchards. The forest protection zone and the development plan only allow the building to be situated in the north-eastern part of the property.
The objective was to integrate the uniqueness of the forest edge location into the building concept, ensuring a simultaneous separation from the settlement while staging the view over the Danube Valley and foothills of the Alps. The building’s floor plan is marked by the building windows and, following the topography, is stepped into split levels, which play with the surrounding outdoor space.
Austrian studio Hertl Architekten has designed the Aichinger House project.
Completed in 2010, this two level apartment building consisting of two flats is located in Kronstorf, a municipality in the district Linz-Land in Upper Austria.
Once the building was a restaurant, composed of two bars, bounded by a cross wing. They are separated now. The challenge was to renovate one of the buildings and to expand it to two flats. One of these bars should be thermal renovated and expanded into two flats. With few conversions of the existing walls it works to organize a new space use. The first floor and the cellar can be reached by an outdoor stairway made of concrete.
The existing roof was removed. A light grey curtain covers the solitaire, the abstract form is disguised by a soft texture. The element, also used for shadowing, can be moved apart the windows. A decorative element, normally used indoor, is building an irritating and at the same time fascinating facade.”
Austrian studio Love Architecture has recently completed the Villa P project.
This 2,152 square foot two-story residence is located on a relatively steep slope that offers a magnificent view over Graz, the second-largest city in Austria.
The upper level includes all living spaces including three bedrooms and two baths, while the lower level hosts an office and a storage room, accessible by a separate entrance.
A wide staircase connects the upper floor with the garden and leads to the swimming pool.
Austrian studio Love Architecture has completed the Villa 3S project in 2010.
This single-story 1,560 square foot residence is located in Geidorf, Graz in Austria.
Simple yet complex; clear but also playful; light and optimistic; small yet also big. A place that is architecturally distinct, yet eminently livable; unconventional and unique, yet still functional for everyday living – these are the attributes of my family’s future home.
One of the fundamental ideas was to incorporate the relatively large property into the living space, meaning to make the boundaries between house and garden as fluid as possible in order to extend the living space over the entire property. This means as many subtle, boundaries and transitions between the inside and the outside as possible: large-scale vitrification with very large sliding doors; terraces that lead into the property and sheltered areas serve to blur the borders.
The interior of the house is centered around one main room for cooking, eating and living. When open, large sliding doors between the individual rooms connect a fluid, complete spatial structure. With the sliding doors closed, each room maintains its intimacy and distinctiveness and also extends to its own outdoor area or access. For example, the bathroom has its own, opaque terrace with an outdoor shower, which can be converted to an interior room with the use of broad folding doors. Weather permitting, the bathroom space can be doubled in this way.