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.
The house Gulm in Vorarlberg, Austria by Aicher Architekten
October 23rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Aicher Architekten
The house Gulm is located on a southern slope overlooking the Walgau and the Rätikon group. Completely detached at the edge of the settlement area the house is situated close to the forest.
In addition to the geographical conditions there was another design parameter: The site was investigated by geomancy and zoned into different areas to use.
Heart of the house is the entrance hall with the two-storey rammed earth wall. The horizontal layer structure and the narrow vertical slits are typical features of this wall sculpture. Even the floor of the hall was made of loam. On the ground floor there are the garage, the foyer, living room, dining room and the kitchen.
The hall leads to the first floor with the bedrooms and bathrooms. The arrangement of the rooms is all around this center. Smooth lime plaster have been implemented at the floors of wet rooms and also smooth white walls in the house. The furniture is made of oak, also the floors of the bedrooms.
The exterior of the building is determined by different, coordinated materials: concrete, brick facade and glass elements.
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