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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

House MHG in Haag am Hausruck , Austria by [tp3] architekten

December 20th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: [tp3] architekten

We were presented with an exciting task in the summer. Two families who are friends had clubbed together and bought a large plot of land, with the idea of sharing and coordinating the building and planning work. The project was all the more fascinating to us, as house-building is such a personal and individual task. However, both families agreed to coordinate the planning so a single unit would be evident despite the existence of two separate family houses, also including the possibility of a shared garden over the centre boundary.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Ulrich Kehrer)

  • Architect: [tp3] architekten
  • Name of Project: House MHG
  • Location: Haag am Hausruck , Austria
  • Contractor: Kaplbau GmbH, Humer GmbHArchitects
  • Pictures by: Ulrich Kehrer

A single-storey bungalow which incorporates the garages of both sections merges both building sections together like a strap which is clasping the two plots. The two-storey detached house breaks away from this strap towards the garden and therefore forms a conclusion to this building configuration. Both of the building sections are positioned such that the individual outdoor areas allocated to each of the families eventually form a protected interior courtyard. In terms of its external characteristics, the single-storey building with its two garages appears as a monolithic, white building.


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Ulrich Kehrer)

The two-storey house with its dark façade cladding is fascinatingly mediating between the two buildings, thereby allowing the individuality of the individual sections to become evident. Both houses are configured as low energy homes, with deep drilling and controlled living room ventilation. The bungalow in its massive construction and white plaster façade, the two-storey building in timber frame construction and dark grey façade cladding.


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Ulrich Kehrer)

Profile of [tp3] architekten

Ever since [tp3] architects were founded, we have been working on both the idea and implementation of sustainable building concepts. The creation of a symbiosis between ecological, social, economic and aesthetic aspects, as well as energy-optimised façade and ground plan typologies represent a processing criterion that goes without saying. The location, contents and form merge together as a matter of course to create one unit.


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Ulrich Kehrer)

We view urban, economic and technical parameters as being catalysts for new ideas and unconventional solutions, with the location of the building project and the requirement profile being the starting point of our consideration. Sustainability, passive house concepts, ecological designs, lifecycle considerations and conserving resources are not simply catchphrases, they are an integral component of our architectural work.


Interior View (Images Courtesy Ulrich Kehrer)

We aren’t interested in looking for architecture in expressionist experiments; our goal is to create a dense atmosphere using materials, light, structure, colour etc., and to ensure the economical use of our environment.

Our architectural office sees itself as being a service provider with a wide range of services which we are able to offer our clients. We function as partners and client representatives for our contractors and can guarantee you optimum quality for your project from both a technical, economical and architectural point of view.


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Ulrich Kehrer)

We can offer all planning work from the preliminary draft, to the draft, to the application planning, the site and detailed planning, the cost determination, etc., as well as the local construction supervision for all building projects, both for renovation work and new build, in order to optimise the construction sequence and the production costs.

Our range of services is completed by urban planning studies and construction plans as well as interior design and furniture design.


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Ulrich Kehrer)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Ulrich Kehrer)

Site Plan

Ground floor plan

First floor plan

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