House SPI / Spado Architects

House SPI / Spado Architects

House SPI / Spado Architects - Bedroom, BedHouse SPI / Spado Architects - Windows, Lighting, BeamHouse SPI / Spado Architects - Shelving, Lighting, BeamHouse SPI / Spado Architects - Windows, ForestHouse SPI / Spado Architects - More Images+ 19

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House SPI / Spado Architects - Windows, Forest
© Kurt Kuball

Text description provided by the architects. The expressive silhouette of the contour building.

The property on which the building stands is situated around 1100 m above sea level on the Saualm in the Görtschitz Valley in Carinthia. The contractor wished for a new interpretation of an Alpine farmhouse, a contemporary interpretation of rural architecture.

House SPI / Spado Architects - Shelving, Lighting, Beam
© Kurt Kuball

The two-storey building is designed as a base in solid construction with an overlying timber frame construction. The ridge of the roof runs from north to south.

House SPI / Spado Architects - Image 11 of 24
© Kurt Kuball

The projection of the upper floor to the south creates a covered patio on the ground floor and a covered outer area upstairs, which also acts as a sunshade towards the south for the full-surface glazing of the separable living room on this level.

House SPI / Spado Architects - Shelving, Windows
© Kurt Kuball

The architecture relies on functionality and restraint and is characterised by its renunciation of the superfluous. Local larch was used for the wooden façade and the wooden roof. The roof pitch also corresponds with local conditions. By these means, associations are generated with rural architecture, such as mood, settled life, history, identity and homeland.

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At this altitude, larch weathers to a silvery-grey and produces a natural patina that leads to the harmony between the building and the surrounding landscape.

House SPI / Spado Architects - Windows
© Kurt Kuball

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Cite: "House SPI / Spado Architects" 22 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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