Architects: synn architekten
Location: Gainfarn, Bad Vöslau, Austria
Director in Charge: Bettina Krauk
Collaborator: Petra Riegler
Structural Engineering: Dipl.-Ing. Peter Spitzer
Site Area: 1,405 sqm
Project Area: 125 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2007
Photographs: Manfred Seidl
This simple summerhouse built for a collector is situated amongst numerous old trees on a property near Vienna. Offering a lot of storage space and areas for presentation of paintings, books and comics, this distorted cube acts as a small museum.
The irregular placement of the windows transports the idea of a showcase, framing certain views into the garden. They are located at the end of pathways or visual axes.
By raising the height of the livingroom oriented to the garden, consequently the fully glazed bay situated directly above deforms the cube.