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  7. A Single Family House / Christian von Düring

A Single Family House / Christian von Düring

  • 11:00 - 29 May, 2015
A Single Family House / Christian von Düring
A Single Family House / Christian von Düring, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

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© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

Text description provided by the architects. The challenge of this project was to integrate a large program on a relatively narrow plot while maintain- ing usable outdoor surfaces. An additional concern, was that the access to the plot being from the south, a solution had to be found to manage an entrance while ensuring privacy for the indoor and outdoor spaces.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher
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© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

The solution proposes two volumes on the ground floor, respectively a garage to the north and the living area to the south, connected above by a volume containing the bedrooms. In addition to the terrace to the south, the area resulting from the bridging of these two volumes offers a generous covered entry suitable for various activities.The house is accessed by a slightly elevated drive way that follows the western prop- erty line, bypassing the terrace and entering the house from the rear covered area.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

Once inside, one is immediately faced with an open suspended staircase connecting to the above volume, through which one perceives a large room open onto the garden containing a kitchen with its large dining table and a spacious living room. Upstairs, a corridor running along the west facade connects the bed- rooms and a central play-room. At each end there is a large bedroom with a balcony open to the outside. One overlooks the south terrace, while the other projects into the forest line bordering the plot.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

The building is comprised of ground floor masonry volumes on which is placed a wooden structure made of two large truss- es spanning the entire length.The insulated triangulated framework freely runs on the inside of the windows and provides a deep sill.

Top Floor Plan
Top Floor Plan

Composed of pre-grayed squared larch rods, the horizontal open joint cladding of the upper floor accentuates its longitudinal expression in order to reduce its volumetric impact. Placed at a 45 degree angle, the rods amplify this effect by the resulting shadows and in the long-term the aging will increase this effect due to the different exposures to the rain and sun.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

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Cite: "A Single Family House / Christian von Düring" 29 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/634348/a-single-family-house-christian-von-during/> ISSN 0719-8884
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