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.
Klammer Residence in Klaus, Austria by architektur.terminal hackl und klammer (designed using AllPlan)
March 11th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: architektur.terminal hackl und klammer
Klammer Residence is a private house standing on the outskirts oft he town of Klaus in Austria designed by the practice of architektur.terminal. The two-storey building nestles into the verdant tree-clad slopes at the foot of the Sattelberg. Its outline blends discreetly with the surroundings and adapts to the unevenness of the ground.
The south elevation, a double façade of ribbon windows, looks down the valley to the distant mountains, a view intended to be enjoyed from all the rooms on that side. The whole building is on a compact C-plan embracing a spacious inner court that is partly screened by a concrete parapet.
The raised daytime quarters including a covered terrace are arranged around this courtyard. Full-height glass walls open if need be onto this enclosed sheltered space and also extend the view of the landscape through the glass south front.
While glass is the key to the facades overlooking the valley and the courtyard – letting nature filter in from around, as it were – the side and rear elevations are blind as though to enfold the building. By way of cladding the architects chose pre weathered pro Rheinzink panels in a dark-slate pickled finish.
They are mounted by the angled standing seam method where the joints stand out for aesthetic effect. The horizontal seam-lines are at irregular distances, which breaks up yet lends movement to the otherwise uniform surfaces of these walls, an at the same time picks up the horizontal motif of the ribbon windows.