House DBack to Projects list
- 1-5 Stories
- Soner Ertim, Marino Fei
- Obrist & Partner
- Ruedl Hans
- Elektro AG
The house as a village
In close proximity to the parental house and right next to the sister’s home,
the younger brother also wanted to fulfill the dream of building his own four
walls. In the end, however, a whole lot more than just four walls developed.
feld72 had already realised designs for the two sisters, thereby having
earned the full trust of the client and his family. Through their courage, it
was possible to realise a most unusual concept that, despite the small size
of the plot, met the task with an idea as unconventional as it was effective.
Four in one
Four tower-like volumes, which to the outside appear relatively homogenous
whilst distinctly displaying their varying functional characters to the inside,
are arranged around a central piazza. For instance, the so-called water
tower houses the wet rooms, another tower accommodates the staircase
and, in two further towers, a number of bedrooms as well as the living
spaces are located.
Bridge-like galleries create connecting paths between the individual
buildings, in which room heights vary depending on the different functions,
in this way allowing for exciting spatial situations.
Between inside and outside
As is the case in a village, actual life in house D also happens in and around
the buildings. One meets in the central piazza where the living spaces of the
ground floor fluidly join together.
Voids allow for horizontal and vertical visual relationships right across the
buildings, whereby the rooms’ intimacy is designed to increase vertically.
Via glassed fugues in the buildings, one is able to enjoy an almost 360°
round view and daylight from all directions from the central living space.
Inside and outside melt together, particularly where the pistachio tone of the
facades, inspired by their natural surroundings, continues into the inside.
Where exterior walls transform into interior ones, they at times develop into
furnishings and other building features which complete the contour of the