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Two Wooden Towers / Sonja Hohengasser & Juergen Wirnsberger

Two Wooden Towers / Sonja Hohengasser & Juergen Wirnsberger

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Houses  · 
Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Austria
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Sonja Hohengasser & Juergen Wirnsberger
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    172.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Starmann, Stora Enso
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© Christian Brandstaetter
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Text description provided by the architects. New housing developments suffer from a lack of living quality. There are no similarities - neither form nor orientation and material and also no place for community. Autistic buildings arise in total separation and without relationship. These buildings ignore our most precious value - the landscape - it is mistreated by them.

© Christian Brandstaetter
© Christian Brandstaetter

Space

Our answer to the request for a semi-detached house were given with two similar towers standing near each other and creating a space – in front and in between. The building site is defined by the building restriction line and the definition of the maximum height. It is an experiment to create public space in this area of privacy - qualities known from old villages.

A familiar togetherness instead of the anonymous side by side.

© Christian Brandstaetter
© Christian Brandstaetter

Organisation

The two tower houses are organised in 4 floors.

Cellar: wellness area, technic

Ground floor: sleeping area

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

First floor: cooking and living area

Attic: view

© Christian Brandstaetter
© Christian Brandstaetter

Vertical circulation is organised by a very compact core and a hydraulic ramp for barrier-free usage.

Section
Section

Construction

The two wooden towers are founded on a common concrete base. They are built of CLT (cross-laminated-timber) plates.

© Christian Brandstaetter
© Christian Brandstaetter

All constructive elements, doors and interiors are built with spruce windows and floors are built with larch. The sun-protecting lamellae are made of pine-wood. All wooden surfaces are completely untreated!

© Christian Brandstaetter
© Christian Brandstaetter

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Cite: "Two Wooden Towers / Sonja Hohengasser & Juergen Wirnsberger" 23 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/867699/two-wooden-towers-sonja-hohengasser-and-juergen-wirnsberger/> ISSN 0719-8884

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