Straw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects

Straw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects

Straw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects - Exterior Photography, WindowsStraw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Windows, BeamStraw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects - Interior Photography, Windows, Chair, BeamStraw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, FacadeStraw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects - More Images+ 11

More SpecsLess Specs
Straw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows
© Juri Troy architects

Text description provided by the architects. The property - the castle park in Murstetten - is an extraordinary place with historical significance and an eventful history. Parts of this history are still recognisable today in fragments. The special location is characterised by the direct proximity to the compact village centre in the east and the fields and meadows in the west. The historically charged site in Murstetten, retains its rough, wild appearance and is extended by a small installation in the form of a weekend house. The new building plays free of the surrounding buildings and stands as a solitaire self-confidently and naturally in the midst of the historical remains.

Straw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects - Exterior Photography
© Juri Troy architects
Straw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects - Image 14 of 16
Plans
Straw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Windows, Beam
© Juri Troy architects

The project is conceived as a one-room house, with a height evolving from one to two stories. In the southern, lower part is the living room with large, completely openable glazing to the garden and the small stream crossing the property. The building is entered via the northern part, where there is also a small sanitary unit and a sleeping gallery. The terrace in the south as well as the entrance stairs can be folded up by means of a pulley, and the facades can thus be completely closed. The large panorama windows are aligned with the historical and landscape references and offer an unrestricted view towards the church, into the valley or to the remains of historical statues in the park. Along the two long sides, the exterior walls are extended to the interior by a floor-to-ceiling shelf construction. On the one hand, they make the load- bearing structure of the outer walls visible, while at the same time offering storage space and room for seating niches and work surfaces.

Straw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects - Interior Photography, Windows, Chair, Beam
© Juri Troy architects
Straw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects - Interior Photography, Windows, Bathroom, Sink
© Juri Troy architects

The project follows a holistic sustainable concept in planning, use and implementation. The house is elevated and only touches the terrain via the eight screw foundations. This means that no ground surface is sealed. Most of the materials used come from the immediate surroundings. The wood, both for the structural elements and for the surfaces, comes from the client's own forests and was processed in the neighbouring sawmill. The building is insulated with straw, which also comes from the immediate surroundings, from a regional farm. Heat and energy are generated by the photovoltaic system on the roof.

Straw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects - Exterior Photography, Fence, Windows, Facade
© Juri Troy architects
Straw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects - Image 16 of 16
Elevations
Straw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows
© Juri Troy architects

The project was carried out hand in hand with Caravan Atelier. Due to the close cooperation, we as an office had the opportunity to be active on the construction site ourselves several times and to work on the straw insulation as well as the façade and furniture joinery.

Straw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Juri Troy architects

Project gallery

See allShow less
About this office
Cite: "Straw Flea House / Juri Troy Architects" 15 Dec 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/993730/straw-flea-house-juri-troy-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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.