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Two in one house / Triendl und fessler architekten

© Günther Wett © Günther Wett © Günther Wett © Günther Wett

From the architect. Near the Alpine town of Innsbruck and only a few curves on the road away from ski jump Bergisel, the work of Zaha Hadid, the duo of young architects triendl and fessler have designed a house for two families, which autonomously markedly stands out from its surroundings.

© Günther Wett
© Günther Wett

'We did not want to cut much grass', the clients jokingly explain their motives for construction of this two-in-one house. They did not see the immediate neighbourhood as threatening danger at all. The plot of 1500 m2, however, did have a complex topography: 'The plot is very long and narrow, therefore it was soon clear that we were supposed to arrange the building like a chain, in order to be able to direct it toward the south', say Karin Triendl and Patrick Fessler. 

© Günther Wett
© Günther Wett

Apart from the size of the building and the existence of two entrances, nothing on the outside indicates the fact that this straight-lined building corpus is a house for two families. The sequence of movement is simple: past the garage with plenty of room for storing 'Alpine' vehicles, from mountain bikes to motocross machines, along a single wall behind which there is a sheltered patio, past houses A and B into the garden.

© Günther Wett
© Günther Wett
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