Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase
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.

Multiple-generation house in Eichgraben, Austria by franz zt gmbh

 
March 27th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: franz zt gmbh

After the birth of their first daughter, the young family were taken by the idea of a single-family house in the  countryside. in the wienerwald they found a little house in need of rehabilitation with a large garden. prospective  possibilities of enlargement were already investigated before buying the property.the lean budget required a high  portion of own capital in order to take the first steps in renovating the old building and undertake thermal  sanitation.upon completion of sanitation, the second child had already been born, and thoughts regarding an  annexe became more concrete. also, the grandmother’s wish for a granny flat should be taken into consideration.  building regulations left little leeway regarding building density and height. in order to accommodate the entire  spatial programme, developing a two-storey structure was mandatory.

Image Courtesy © Kurt Kuball

  • Architects: franz zt gmbh
  • Project: Multiple-generation house
  • Location: Eichgraben, Austria
  • Photography: Kurt Kuball

Image Courtesy © Kurt Kuball

illumination of the partly subterranean granny unit in the basement is guaranteed by a strip of windows adapted to  the site characteristics. a free-standing sanitary core divides the open space into sleeping and living areas. the  possibility of later converting the granny unit into a small doctor’s practice was taken into consideration during  planning.

Image Courtesy © Kurt Kuball

instead of the former treehouse, a wooden box floats above the ground floor which in the first development phase  is intensively used by meanwhile three children as a large, 3.5m high playroom including a climbing wall, swing,  and football goal. all installations have already been prepared for later partitionment into up to four separate  rooms.

Image Courtesy © Kurt Kuball

the basement including the cantilevered ceiling was done in site-mixed concrete. the wooden box was constructed  with solid wood tiles and wainscoted on all sides including roof and soffit with diagonally running larchwood  latches. due to the complex geometry with its double mitre cut the grey-glazed latches were mounted by staff of  the architectural practice and the principal themselves. the wooden latches are a dominant design element not  only outside, but also as ceiling lining in the granny unit and wall panelling in the glass joint between the existing  building and the new construction.

Image Courtesy © Kurt Kuball

instead of the former gas calorific value heating, the whole building is now supplied with warm water and heating  by an air heat pump. apart from the high thermal standard, the long-term flexible and adaptable building makes a  distinct contribution to sustainability.

Image Courtesy © Kurt Kuball

in times of a rising number of single-person households, high divorce rates and single-parent families, this project  is an example of how three generations can live together in one building in contemporary architecture. this is aided  by the different room atmospheres on various levels of old and new building parts in order to fulfil the changing  requirements of common areas and possibilities of retreat.

the last extension for the time being was the realisation of a large treehouse with a rabbit hutch.

Image Courtesy © Kurt Kuball

Image Courtesy © Kurt Kuball

Image Courtesy © Kurt Kuball

Image Courtesy © Kurt Kuball

Image Courtesy © Kurt Kuball

Image Courtesy © Kurt Kuball

Image Courtesy © Kurt Kuball

Image Courtesy © Kurt Kuball

Image Courtesy © franz zt gmbh

Image Courtesy © franz zt gmbh

Image Courtesy © franz zt gmbh

Image Courtesy © franz zt gmbh

Image Courtesy © franz zt gmbh

Image Courtesy © franz zt gmbh

Related posts:

Tags: ,

Categories: House, Residential

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy