3M House / destilat

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Architects: destilat
Location: , Austria
Project Year: 2011
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The woodside property, which steeply slopes down to the Danube Valley, lies at the foot of the Pöstlingberg Mountain which is surrounded by woods, fields and orchards. The forest protection zone and the development plan only allow the building to be situated in the north-eastern part of the property.


The objective was to integrate the uniqueness of the forest edge location into the building concept, ensuring a simultaneous separation from the settlement while staging the view over the Danube Valley and foothills of the Alps. The building’s floor plan is marked by the building windows and, following the topography, is stepped into split levels, which play with the surrounding outdoor space.

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An exposed concrete body with flagged surface forms the center of the house. The split levels allow for different ceiling heights on all floors. The courtyard is cut into the upper floor and illuminates rooms on all three levels, leaving neighbors to face a monolithic, closed-looking facade.

Floor Plan
Cite: "3M House / destilat" 05 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=156017>
  • kimberly kuhrts

    Beverly houser and beverly kuhrts owners of the 3m company love grandaughter k.