House STA

House STA

Dietrich | Untertrifaller
Dornbirn, Austria | View Map
Project Year
Private Houses
Albrecht I. Schnabel
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Outdoor lightBEGA
LuminairesZumtobel Lighting Gmbh
Bathroom sinkAlape
terrace furnitureFermob
LUXEMBOURG | Garden armchair
Bathroom fittingsVOLA

Product Spec Sheet
Bathroom sink
Alape by Alape
terrace furniture
LUXEMBOURG | Garden armchair by Fermob
Bathroom fittings

House STA

Dietrich | Untertrifaller as Architects

The residential building from the 1960s no longer met contemporary requirements, neither visually, ecologically, nor in terms of the room layout. A conversion would not have been profitable, so we decided to demolish the house down to the basement and build a new two-storey wooden construction on top.

The new building is based on the previous volume and floor space. Even the small recess of the south facade follows the trace of the old house. The preserved basement serves as a plinth and offers space for bicycle, storage and technical rooms.

The new house is designed as a light wooden structure, with a spacious living, cooking and dining room, office and guest bathroom on the ground floor; children’s rooms and master bedroom with bathroom and dressing room on the upper floor.

The small window openings in the silver fir façade towards the neighbouring houses only frame specific views. The building opens generously to the south and the garden: room-high sliding doors on the raised ground floor extend the living space to the outside, with direct access to the terrace and an exposed concrete pool. Above, a full-length balcony with a wooden balustrade offers privacy and security to the room-height glazed bedrooms and children’s rooms.

The materialization of the house, characterized by wood, concrete and black steel, is reflected in the interior. The result is a harmonious overall design, an urban oasis of retreat for the whole family.

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