House in the Mountains / GEZA

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Hohenthurn, Austria
  • Architects: GEZA: GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati

Text description provided by the architects. GP mountain house

Project of a detached holiday house on the slope of a hill in Hohenthurn, Austria. The project is aimed at complying with the type of a mountain house for both design and materials used. The volume stretches east to west parallel to the contour line and lies on a reinforced concrete basement, which makes the building foundations and underground floor.

House in the Mountains / GEZA - Windows
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The masonry is made of reinforced concrete walls and a hardwood frame coated with typical local wooden tiles. The saddle roof too is coated with the same tiling method, so that the roof and perimeter walls look like a whole surface. The south-facing protruding balcony overlooking the mountains emphasizes that the building entertains a direct relation with the landscape, and becomes an extension to it.

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Also, a large chimney anchored to the ground makes a relevant landmark in the landscape. Distinctive features of the project are the full-height window openings, which protrude southwards with their aluminium coated frames.

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Cite: "House in the Mountains / GEZA" 18 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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