ALPL / Smertnik Kraut Architekten

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Alpl, Austria
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© Josef Mandl

Text description provided by the architects. The estate and the farmhouse with adjacent forest have been in the family’s property for a long time before the decision was made to construct a summer residence. The actual residential building of the farm was too small by the size for the family. The barn in the close proximity was therefor large enough.

ALPL / Smertnik Kraut Architekten - Facade, Concrete, Handrail
© Josef Mandl

The barn was totally refurbished, mostly even disassembled for the most parts and then gently rebuilted. It was important for the revitalisation to have a historically true completion, but new integrations are recognizable. First of all, the panorama windows with his nurglas quality give immediately not the sensation to be a part of an agricultural use, without to be out of place. The windows were integrated at the same places as the old operable elements of the ventilation.

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© Josef Mandl

The functions inside were defined as described: the ground floor in front with the terrace serves as a Spa area with sauna, recreation and fitness room. The storage and technical rooms are located on the hillside of the building. The first floor was defined as a spacious living-dining room with a fireplace and a great panorama view over the valley and mountains. The attic floor contains four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

ALPL / Smertnik Kraut Architekten - Windows, Brick, Facade
© Josef Mandl

The selection of natural materials like old wooden floors and natural stone wall was complement with high-polish varnished surfaces to generate an intimacy and tension feeling.

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Cite: "ALPL / Smertnik Kraut Architekten" 12 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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