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House M / Caramel Architekten

  • 01:00 - 23 April, 2010
House M / Caramel Architekten
House M / Caramel Architekten, © Otto Hainzl
© Otto Hainzl

© Otto Hainzl © Otto Hainzl © Otto Hainzl © Otto Hainzl +12

From the architect. Sitting on the slope of pöstlingberg in linz, the 12 x 12 meter cube takes full advantage of the lot by establishing itself as far into the north-eastern corner of the site as building codes permit. These two sides have a very hermetic appearance, thus preventing neighbors from looking in.

© Otto Hainzl
© Otto Hainzl

By contrast, the house opens itself toward the south and west with two all-glass façades. the west side of the building offers a magnificent view of the danube valley and receives sunlight until late in the evening; an externally mounted textile curtain guards against excessive sunlight and overheating. The south façade pulls away from the edge of the cube in free-form retreat, producing a covered terrace area. extending directly from the terrace is a large swimming pond.

© Otto Hainzl
© Otto Hainzl

Moving inwards from the southwest open kitchen / dining / living areas that face the swimming pond, one comes to the non-public bedroom units lying to the northeast.

© Otto Hainzl
© Otto Hainzl

The cellarless house is made out of prefabricated high-performance structural insulated panels, which were installed onto the concrete floor slab in only a few hours with the help of a truck-mounted crane. The diagonally arranged pillars along the west façade provide structural reinforcement.

© Otto Hainzl
© Otto Hainzl

Slightly inclined toward the east, the roof slab offers gutterless drainage over the façade and into a gravel-filled french drain at the back of the house.

© Otto Hainzl
© Otto Hainzl

The cube is enveloped in synthetic membranes. For the roof area white epdm was used; for the façade area (invisibly welded to the roof liner), white teflon-coated pvc, which was secured at intervals through the thermal insulation layer between the outer membrane and the structural panels.

© Otto Hainzl
© Otto Hainzl

The simple form of the building volume, the high degree of prefabrication, its excellent cellulose-fiber thermal insulation, as well as the application of calorific value technology and external shading all contribute to making this a very economical and ecological building.

© Otto Hainzl
© Otto Hainzl
Cite: "House M / Caramel Architekten" 23 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/57230/house-m-caramel-architekten/>
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Aman Playboy · March 05, 2012

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mmmh... · August 03, 2011

Cube with two all glass façades / House M / Caramel Architekten | http://t.co/rIC2FeG via @archdaily #architecture #glass

wilson waita muasya · April 09, 2011

A woderful house, alot of natural light,you say it is cheap how much please.

Taegu.Kwon ??? · March 11, 2011
u-plus a-plan · March 11, 2011

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Uros Smolnikar · January 02, 2011

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José Fernando · October 13, 2010

Escadinha marota na piscina,. http://www.archdaily.com/57230...

Olga · September 12, 2010

The cellarless house is made out of prefabricated high-performance structural insulated panels ~ http://t.co/SL5yh8v via @archdaily

Ryan · September 04, 2010

Love it....... I want to build this in India, as I've just purchase 1 acre in very lush land.

bluevertical · June 03, 2010

House M by Caramel Architekten http://bit.ly/ahrXQk #architecture #design #minimalism *a lovely, clean structure in all 3 dimensions

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DesignGraph · April 25, 2010
tim · April 24, 2010

to me, its the pure reincarnation of the upper class 70s bungalow.
i really love it.

Nicholas Patten · April 24, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: House M. http://bit.ly/9aNOwL

arnold · April 23, 2010

the Concept and the Idea of this project are realy very good. this house looks like good japan style modern living house.

the house planing is interesting and a bit strange. I mean the strange bathroom place in this house. anything else is fine :-).

Respect.

Home Decor News · April 23, 2010

House M / Caramel Architekten http://bit.ly/bsGzAq #architecture

Guido Schröpel · April 23, 2010

ARCHITEKTUR: Daumen hoch - für die Tatsache, dass vorfabrizierte Häuser nicht spießig aussehen müssen. Haus M in Linz: http://bit.ly/bpXm0U

Guido Schröpel · April 23, 2010

ARCHITEKTUR: Daumen hoch - für die Tatsache, dass vorfabrizierte Häuser nicht spießig aussehen müssen. Caramel in Linz: http://bit.ly/bpXm0U

up_today_arch · April 23, 2010

best prefabricated house I have seen. Clear and ontemporary look, I like it.

xirclebox · April 23, 2010

House M / Caramel Architekten http://bit.ly/bwGsgs /cc @feedly

Jeison · April 23, 2010

Beautiful house and location. A joy.

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