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The Maiden Tower / Marte Marte Architekten

  • 02:00 - 1 June, 2015
The Maiden Tower / Marte Marte Architekten
The Maiden Tower / Marte Marte Architekten, ©  Marc Lins
© Marc Lins

©  Marc Lins ©  Marc Lins ©  Marc Lins ©  Marc Lins + 19

  • Structural Consultant

    M+G Ingenieure, Josef Galehr
  • Ground Engineering

    3P Geotechnik
  • Surveyor

    Markowski Straka ZT GmbH
  • Construction Physics

    Bernhard Weithas
  • Domestic Engineering

    Martin Gludovatz
  • Constr Coordination

    Bernhard Nitz
  • More Specs Less Specs
©  Marc Lins
© Marc Lins

Text description provided by the architects. What could match the massive presence of Marte‘s concrete home, this raw, stony material, this self-contained unit? Oxidizing steel: just as raw, just as authentic in its expression and its properties.

©  Marc Lins
© Marc Lins

The interior impression remains the same – wood surfaces, warm colors, fine pores. The new exterior structure, on the other hand, is masculine, striving skywards, rising up from the surrounding landscape like the neighboring pear tree. A new space opens up between the two buildings, complemented by an in-ground pool – uncompromising, less sensible, but therefore all the more magical and sensuous.

©  Marc Lins
© Marc Lins

Oxidizing steel on the walls and bottom, encased like in a suit of armor. Through the library into the separate kitchen and then through the dining room the little princesses can climb the newel stairs to their bedrooms. There, they are presented with a view, on the one hand, of their parents’ protective house and, on the other, the nearby scenic forest.

©  Marc Lins
© Marc Lins

The spatial perspective mirrors this interplay of freedom and guidance.

©  Marc Lins
© Marc Lins

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Cite: "The Maiden Tower / Marte Marte Architekten" 01 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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