Project Status: Completed 2021
Project type: residential building
Location: Perchtoldsdorf, Austria
Usable area: 223 m2
Materials: Timber frame construction, silver fir facade
Energy: Deep drilling heat pump, natural ventilation, underfloor heating
Photographer: Lukas Schaller
Architect: Juri Troy Architects
Our architectural office deals with the planning and implementation of projects of various scales and functions. Central themes are always the development of sustainable building concepts and the use of renewable raw materials – especially local wood. In addition, our work is driven by the pursuit of a holistic approach to architecture, which attempts to understand building culture as a communal, social process.
On the southern foothills of the Wienerwald lies the home of a young family on the outskirts of Perchtoldsdorf. The elongated, two-story structure nestles into the terrain and runs from south to north up the gentle hill. Towards the street, the building presents itself as a two-part narrow structure.
The upper floor with wooden cladding sits on the solid-looking base. The wooden structure is extended by cantilevers to the north and south, and the split-level structure of the interior spaces can already be seen from the outside. The building is entered at street level in the south.
A half-story-high staircase opens up the spacious living area at the garden level. The natural elevation sets the living spaces apart from the public and creates a great deal of privacy despite the generous glazing. The central kitchen opens completely to the north and west into the garden.
A work area, utility room, and guest WC are also located here. The living room extends via split levels to the upper floor. The fireplace is positioned in between and opens up as an independent piece of furniture to both the dining area and the living room.
The skylights above the mezzanine level allow the southern sun to flood from the living area into the kitchen. From the mezzanine, the entire living space can be overlooked and conveys a spacious living feeling. Along a generous bookcase, the staircase leads to the sleeping floor.
Here are the three west-facing children’s rooms, as well as the bedroom to the north. A seating niche next to the bookshelf lets eastern sunlight shine into the interior and provides a cozy reading place. Light-colored surfaces dominate the interior.
The white wall and ceiling surfaces guide the light and meet light parquet flooring. White fir furniture completes the material concept. The grey fireplace carries the materiality of the concrete base over into the interior.
On the outside, the wooden structure on the upper floor is clad with vertical silver fir lathing. In the façade of the ground floor, the fiber concrete panels meet large-scale glazing. Natural ventilation, underfloor heating, and a heat pump with deep drilling round off the building services concept.