konoA chose for contrast when they designed the Gasser House extension. The dark exposed aggregate concrete stands out against the traditional white Tyrol vernacular. Contrast between old and new, solid and transparent, black and white.
The client wished for bright living spaces with generous terraces. konoA dug the extension into the hillside to limit the above ground volume. The additional units have their own street access.
The facade is made of exposed aggregate concrete, wood and glass. The materials enhance the contrast between the existing house and the sculptural extension. The facade can serve as a climbing aid for plants.
The base houses space for parking and cellar rooms. Interventions in the main building were limited to the interiors that were redesigned and modernized.