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Folded House / x Architekten

  • 01:00 - 20 January, 2010
Folded House / x Architekten
Folded House / x Architekten, © Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger
© Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger

© Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger © Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger © Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger © Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger +24

From the architect. Task

The client commissions a residential building which is considered as a statement of modern architecture and at the same time communicates with the rural environment. The interior is to be designed as an open living space and it is important to have a light and sunny living atmosphere.

Location

© Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger
© Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger

This modern residential building is situated in the Wienerwald (Vienna woods), a recreational area north of the city of Vienna. The slope property enables the residents to get a good view over a hilly and wooded landscape. The residential building stands out through its rural environment and its immediate proximity to the urban office buildings of the Danube City Vienna.

© Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger
© Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger

Draft

The building fits into the surrounding landscape. The forms and materials, which correspond to the conception of the client, signalise exclusiveness. The folding of the rooms and the interior development realise an analytically clear structure. The building as a serpentine line enables residents a ground level access to the gardens on all levels. The garden, attic, bedrooms and living rooms are intertwined.

Implementation

The folded house combines two elements: The serpentine line gives the impression to create more space. The building enables the residents to enjoy the surrounding landscape with room-high windows to the south. The colour white emphasizes this leading element. A protecting wall on the north side completes the folding of the room. The vertical development – realized as a light notch along the whole building – combines both elements. The light notch adds more light by additionally leading vertical daylight into the building and therefore enables a quick orientation.

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osman ghaffar · March 21, 2012

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Eugenia Pignataro · March 21, 2012

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Kristina · February 25, 2010

You have added the longitudinal sections turned upside down!

Kim Kachadoorian · January 25, 2010

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Carolyn Chan · January 24, 2010

what if it folds in on you while you&#39re sleeping? RT @nicholaspatten: I&#39d Live Here: Folded House. http://bit.ly/8I2uFW

Nicholas Patten · January 24, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: Folded House. http://bit.ly/8I2uFW

Michael Baugus · January 22, 2010

This is cool. Folded House / x Architekten http://bit.ly/6YCVIt

Ramon Cardona · January 22, 2010

Folded House! http://bit.ly/8URDek

James Hardy · January 21, 2010

Photo: Folded House / x Architekten, Austria http://www.archdaily.com/47050... http://tumblr.com/xnh5px53l

Guido Schröpel · January 21, 2010

ARCHITEKTUR: Folded House von x Architekten bei archdaily.com. Sehr schön und simpel auch das gefaltete Papiermodell: http://bit.ly/7XIb4U

dk · January 21, 2010

reminds me of this house http://www.funkt.eu/hdragbg.ht... the gallery is in the lower right corner of the picture

thomas foral · January 21, 2010

Folded House / x Architekten | ArchDaily - http://shar.es/aTc0i

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