Within a budget of 70,000 euros, Propeller Z has completed an addition for a 200 year old farmhouse in Fahndorf, Austria. The addition, which includes a kitchen and living space, extends from one of the farm’s U-shaped arms, quietly peaking out behind its older counterpart. The balance between Propeller Z’s efforts to preserve most of the existing farm while incorporating a contemporary language, yields an elegant and sophisticated result.
More images and more about the addition after the break.
Architecture: Christian Kronaus + Erhard An-He Kinzelbach
Location: Hofmeisterstraße 70b, A-2410 Hainburg, Austria
Collaborators: Stefan Gruber, Daniel Lopez-Perez
Client: Uni Credit BA-CA Leasing MAR Immobilien GmbH
User: NÖ Landespensionisten- und Pflegeheim Hainburg
Construction administration: Rudischer & Panzenböck, Neunkirchen
Structural engineering: Markus Kuhlang, Mödling
Mechanical engineering: SanCoWent, Scheiblingkirchen
Building physics: Gerhard Novak, Baden
Electrical engineering: VEN, Lichtenegg
Wood construction: Ybbstaler Holz- und Bau
Site supervision: Team-Plan, Krems
Landscape design: Franz Grossauer, Gmünd
Contractor: Alpine Bau GmbH, Horn
Facade: Rambacher, Hof
Project Area: 3,821 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Thomas Ott, Mühltal
KIPPING is a shoe shop situated in a 17th century house in the city‐center of Bregenz, Austria. Kipping, besides making and selling shoes, also produces individual orthopedic inlays. GRID’s concept was to present the handmade shoes, the orthopedic procedure, and the offers on sale as one coherent product.
More images and complete architect’s description after the break.
With all the sustainable and recycled projects, it is always fun to feature one that incorporates a material being used differently from its intended use, which we haven’t seen before. Of course, we can discuss whether the repetition of a recycled element categorizes it as a piece of architecture, yet, no matter our standing on that, we should agree that the pallets’ new function provides a surprisingly nice touch on the home’s exterior (especially with respect to the night time images). The home, entitled Pallet house is the creation of two students from the University of Vienna, and as the name suggests, reuses pallets to form a modular, energy efficient and affordable housing. The idea stemmed from a competition back in 2008, which the duo took first for, and now the homes have been exhibited in several European cities including Venice, Vienna, Linz and Grenoble. Currently in South Africa, the home costs 11USD per sq foot and could become a clever approach to low income housing.
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The Graz Architecture Diploma Award choose the best diploma projects from Graz University of Technology. The jury, Robert Hösl (Herzog & de Meuron), Kathrin Aste (Aste Architecture), Florian Fischer (Fischer Architekten) and journalist/curator/designer Lilli Hollein spent nearly nine hours of intense discussion to select the four winning entries out of the 31 nominees.
Winners, after the break.
Architects: Bernardo Bader
Location: Feldkrich, Voralberg, Austria
Collaborator: Sven Matt
Building Contractor: Berchtold Holzbau, Wolfurt
Site Area: 645 sqm
Constructed Area: 120 sqm
Design Year: 2005-2006
Construction Year: 2006-2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Architekt DI Bernardo Bader
Architects: Architects Collective
Location: Tadten, Austria
Project Team: Andreas Frauscher, Patrick Herold, Richard Klinger, Kurt Sattler
Client: Erich Sattler Winery
Contractor: Gartner Schienerbau GmbH
Site Area: 300 sqm
Constructed Area: 450 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Architects Collective