Nestled on the edge of a small alpine settlement in Upper Austria, this modern, rectangular home harmonizes with nature on a tight budget.

Named House With Gable, the 1,680-square-foot home has been beautifully designed by Austria–based studio mia2/ARCHITEKTUR. Constructed predominantly with native timber, a concrete foundation, and expansive glass windows, the modern dwelling also features a massive, eye-catching gable roof. 

“The solid timber house, with its precisely chosen elements, is simple and complex at once,” states Gunar Wilhelm, one of the lead architects at the firm. “Simplicity comes from the clear structure and proportion of the base, ground floor, and roof. Complexity comes from spatial variety.”

The home's modern design has been guided by strong geometrical shapes and clean lines.

The home’s modern design has been guided by strong geometrical shapes and clean lines. 

Courtesy of Kurt Hörbst

“Since the beginning, the focus has been on a highly ecological and biological quality,” Wilhelm continues. “With volume and land usage being limited, the house is built from wood and isolated with cellulose. Although there were modest funds, with the help of a simple construction and a minimalistic range of materials, maximum quality and comfort has been achieved.”



A staircase connects the dining area and kitchen on the ground floor to the bedroom on the upper level.

A staircase connects the dining area and kitchen on the ground floor to the bedroom on the upper level.

Courtesy of Kurt Hörbst

The house’s distinguishing feature is its oversized gable roof that has a simple circle in the middle to bring in more light.

The house’s distinguishing feature is its oversized gable roof that has a simple circle in the middle to bring in more light. 

Courtesy of Kurt Hörbst

See the full story on Dwell.com: This Sleek Austrian Home Turns Into a Cozy Light Box at Night

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