- Caramel Architekten
- Julian Seidl / strukteur
The building, which was designed as an extension but was autonomous in itself, originally served as a temporary home for a small family and as an experimental building project.
The Lina house was built in 2004 on the grandparents' already loosely developed property on the southwest slope of Linz's Pöstlingberg.
“Docked” to the old building in terms of infrastructure and building regulations, the building already contained all the main functions such as bathroom, kitchen, heating and hot water preparation.
The requirements for the building site and financial resources limited the building to its dimensions; Consistently rational planning ensured construction time and cost savings. For example, the dimensions and construction grid of the building were coordinated with the delivery dimensions of the coarse chipboard and the overall construction was planned as a lightweight construction with high thermal insulation. The partially prefabricated elements could be placed in just a few days on the previously created steel beams, which are connected at points with strip foundations.
The building was deliberately not designed to last forever; It could easily be removed or expanded depending on your future living situation. The original small building was covered with a truck tarp; The rainwater simply flowed off over the closed west facade without a gutter.
... BECOMES A PERMANENT SOLUTION
Another resident was born in 2016, and in 2020 the small residential unit was expanded and upgraded; To the west there is an extension, this time with prefabricated wooden wall and ceiling elements filled with recycled cellulose insulation made from waste paper; the existing truck tarpaulin is removed and replaced with a vapor permeable base; A corresponding rear ventilation level is installed over the entire building.
The southern full glazing receives generous external sun protection
patio roofing; Direct sunlight only reaches the glazing in the winter months, which compensates for the significant temperature load in summer.
The newly added terrace deck leads to a visual and, in the summer months, physical increase in living space.