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St. Joseph House / Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH

© Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller

© Lukas Schaller
© Lukas Schaller

From the architect. St. Joseph is a concrete form to be made habitable independent of the building site. The concrete shell is placed at the edge of the remainder of a plain along the Danube floodplains. Its basic measurements are 615 cm by 620 cm by 2230 cm. The concrete form is set on 4 supports – one one-legged element, two two-legged elements and one three-legged element. Its distance from the ground ranges from 120 cm to 210 cm.

© Lukas Schaller
© Lukas Schaller

A second form, soft, white and independent of the outer shell, is set within the concrete shell. The white form opens up and programs – makes habitable, if you wish – the concrete shell’s inner area, which is 2165 cm long and approx. 515 cm high. These are two interleaved forms, each with a different hardness and materiality.

© Lukas Schaller
© Lukas Schaller
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