the world's most visited architecture website
All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Austria
  5. Bernardo Bader
  6. 2014
  7. Haus Kaltschmieden / Bernardo Bader Architects

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

Haus Kaltschmieden / Bernardo Bader Architects

  • 01:00 - 28 November, 2014
Haus Kaltschmieden / Bernardo Bader Architects
Haus Kaltschmieden / Bernardo Bader Architects, © Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

© Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter + 14

  • Project Management

    Thomas Getzner, Joachim Ambrosig
  • Construction

    Mischbauweise; Stahlbetonkern in Sichtbeton; Holzelementbauweise
  • Cost per m2

    1800 €
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

Text description provided by the architects. The desire for poetic normality

The longish, seemingly composed building with a classic ridged roof already anticipates a farming building. It is no surprise in such an area where agriculture defines the landscape. Sheds and barns are widely scattered. The few, but precisely placed and well-proportioned openings in extraordinary formats are only noticed on a second glance. The reluctance has its reason: the inherited lot has been family-owned since generations. This circum- stance defines a design that focusses on the appropriateness rather than the maximization of the possibilities as a main aim.

© Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

The old farming house in Doren Kaltschmieden has been disrupted through several insensitive alterations throughout the years and has suffered a lot through this. The very bad building fabric – in the foundations as well as in the timber construction contributed to this. This is how the new building goes into dialog with the present topography and the village structure. A soul mate body even? Nevertheless the main aim of the design was a building to interweave the soul of the old house with the place.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The exact placement of the building, even if it seems unspectacular, is supposed to reactivate a traditional buil- ding form- without falling into the abyss of a superficial folk like architecture. One could have done a lot wrong if one would have followed the typology of a standard settler house. It seemed important that the place would be refilled by a similar big and compact capacity and to avail oneself with the functional virtues of the Bregen- zerwald house.

© Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

The fewer elements a building calls for, the graver becomes the decision for the ones that are inevitable. This is how many functional rooms like living, garage, attic and terrace melt into a compact volume under a homoge- nous board skin with only one large-sized opening into each of the cardinal directions.
Concrete in form of a big table on the inside of the house, serves as a heat repository medium and supports in its centre functions like a big wood-burning fireplace oven.

Section
Section

The complete concept tries to accommodate all the users’ contentment in its simple volume, who live very indi- vidualistic mainly with collected and predominantly self-made things. The universal context between nature, region, material, craftsmanship and collectors passion define the architecture of the house.

© Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

View the complete gallery

About this office
Cite: "Haus Kaltschmieden / Bernardo Bader Architects" 28 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/571660/haus-kaltschmieden-bernardo-bader-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.