ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Austria
  5. Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten
  6. 2008
  7. KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten

  • 01:00 - 26 January, 2012
KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten
KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten +12

From the architect. Years ago, the clients had acquired the plot: a piece of grassland in open landscape, with panoramic views into the surrounding Inn river meadows and the mountain peaks of Tyrol. When planning started, the entire neighbourhood had already been developed very densely and heterogeneously. Everyone agreed to establish as a main idea, that the close surroundings should be masked, and only very selected views into the distant landscape should be defined.

plan
plan

The couple, both very committed professionally, desired to have generous living spaces which should relate to garden and landscape, and offer retreat and regeneration. Their two daughters imagined a tower, in which spaces are piled up high.

The resulting spatial concept inverts the idea of the common detached single family house: secondary rooms and garages are packed into two green boxes and pushed sideways towards the property lines, like the usual hedgerows. In between the green boxes, a large living space opens into the garden. Above, on a glazed gap, hovers a compact volume containing bedrooms and childrens` spaces. These individual rooms are arranged around a central space with work desks and reading places, which offers the only direct visual connection to the street: two perspex hemispheres with transparent Bubble Chairs swinging and turning between inside and outside.

Any other façade openings swivel out as narrow blinkers, and strictly define particular views into the mountains. They relate the inside spaces directly, or indirectly via mirroring surfaces, to the distant landscape outside. Legally counting as bay windows, these blinkers are allowed to penetrate the setback to the neighbours and the street. Generally, building laws have been played with to their limits. A vertical crevasse with skylight and glass surfaces connects all levels, from the climbing wall in the basement up to the interior facades of the childrens´sleeping galleries. Through the large glazing of the shed roof, soft northern daylight pours down into the depth of the house, and the kids peer from their sleeping platforms over the neighbours´roofs into the mountains. Emphasis was put on a very economical use of space: particularly on the upper floors, the spaces are rather small and densely interwoven. The superimposition of multiple vertical and horizontal spatial relations nonetheless results in a lavish atmosphere.

In its first year of use, the house turned out to be extremely energy efficient. Not looking like an eco house with its large glazing, rather conventional insulation and a vivid building skin, its energy consumption hardly exceeds the Austrian passive house standard.

section
section
Cite: "KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten" 26 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/202322/kiko-ohnmacht-flamm-architekten/>
Read comments

20 Comments

Ayse Teke · January 27, 2012

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten http://t.co/5wshsm79

Scott @ Cube Studio · January 27, 2012

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten | ArchDaily: Architect: Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten Locati... http://t.co/pPLiQFgR http://t.co/hmPRsO8N

Franz Spitaler · January 27, 2012

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten | ArchDaily http://t.co/sXLdVqnH via @archdaily

Santi Maggio Savasta · January 27, 2012

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten http://t.co/oLC1TQ5L #Architecture #Architettura

IABRA Tatuapé · January 26, 2012

casa muito massa > http://t.co/SeM4w0s9 via @archdaily

André Amaral · January 26, 2012

casa muito massa > http://t.co/SeM4w0s9 via @archdaily

Manuel Gonzalez ?. · January 26, 2012

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten http://t.co/sewYC5f8

Architecture+Molding · January 26, 2012

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten: Architect: Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten
Location: Zirl/Tyrol, Austria
Client: K... http://t.co/1M1URbcJ

him + her · January 26, 2012

Architecture KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten: Architect: Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten
Location: Zi... http://t.co/6JtQ2Fyk #architecture

KidProgramGuide · January 26, 2012

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten: via http://t.co/J11wRRwT http://t.co/g6VkReLS

Erik Joya · January 26, 2012

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten: © 2009 Henning Koepke, Munich/Innsbruck Architect… http://t.co/yfpYbIGV

ArchitecturePassion · January 26, 2012

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten: © 2009 Henning Koepke, Munich/Innsbruck
Architect: Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten... http://t.co/om93O1lO

Archifront · January 26, 2012

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten: © 2009 Henning Koepke, Munich/Innsbruck Architect… http://t.co/18pbOMLW

Architecture Network · January 26, 2012

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten http://t.co/umPuA0a6

Sigit Kusumawijaya · January 26, 2012

[Architecture Info] KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten http://t.co/9N3TgEyU | via #ArchDaily

Hazar De?irmenci · January 26, 2012

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten | ArchDaily http://t.co/oaSEsqog via @archdaily

GR2TF · January 26, 2012

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten: © 2009 Henning Koepke, Munich/Innsbruck
Architect: Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten... http://t.co/4M4Sx60U

????? · January 26, 2012

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten: © 2009 Henning Koepke, Munich/Innsbruck
Architect: Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten... http://t.co/xlDTzQAu

Bocetos Digitales · January 26, 2012

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten: © 2009 Henning Koepke, Munich/Innsbruck
Architect: Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten... http://t.co/aL1i0M5D

Xander · January 26, 2012

Very rational use of the context...smart use of light and function...and of course- following the building code to te maximum...love it!

···

Comments are closed

Read comments