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.
“GP House in the mountains” in Hohenthurn, Austria by GEZA_ Gri e Zucchi Architetti
December 18th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: GEZA_ Gri e Zucchi Architetti
Project of a detached holiday house on the slope of a hill in Hohenthurn, Austria. The project is aimed at complying with the type of a mountain house for both design and materials used.
The volume stretches east to west parallel to the contour line and lies on a reinforced concrete basement, which makes the building foundations and underground floor. The masonry is made of reinforced concrete walls and a hardwood frame coated with typical local wooden tiles.
The saddle roof too is coated with the same tiling method, so that the roof and perimeter walls look like a whole surface. The south-facing protruding balcony overlooking the mountains emphasizes that the building entertains a direct relation with the landscape, and becomes an extension to it. Also, a large chimney anchored to the ground makes a relevant landmark in the landscape.
Distinctive features of the project are the full-height window openings, which protrude southwards with their aluminum – coated frames.
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