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.
WHS – Wohnhaus Stolberggasse in Wien, Austria by Josef Weichenberger architects + Partner
May 28th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Josef Weichenberger architects + Partner
In a long, narrow plot in Vienna’s fifth district is a two-piece housing emerged which includes an urban gap . Eyecatcher of the two houses are the transparent facades . The well-proportioned frame made of reinforced concrete with floor to ceiling windows brings natural light deep into the rooms .
The roadside location for Stolberggasse building with approximately square base äche offers eight floors accommodate 14 residential units . The courtyard side semi-detached house consists of seven floors with 13 apartments . Both buildings crowned by a receding glazed attic , which forms the upper part of a duplex .
In the courtyards between the two buildings and behind the courtyard side house creative en Gardens and children’s playground green city islands . These can be reached via the passages on the ground floor , to underline the transparent nature of the two residential buildings .
On a deep and narrow lot in Vienna’s 5th district, an urban void was closed by a two-tiered residential building.
Its defining feature is a carefully proportioned concrete framework facade, with expansive floor-toceiling windows that let daylight enter deep into the building.
Along Stolberggasse, the streetside volume contains 14 apartments on eight floors of roughly square shape. Its courtyard-side counterpart houses a total of 13 apartments on seven floors. Both are crowned by fully glazed and setback top floors, which form the upper levels of an array of maisonette apartments.
In the yard between these two buildings, as well as behind the courtyard-side volume, gardens and playgrounds create a green archipelago in the urban fabric. Access is through a series of ground floor passageways, further articulating the transparent nature of the project.