Atelier Gitterle
Wachau, Austria | View Map
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Private Houses
Hertha Hurnaus
Product Spec Sheet

Floor – Linoleum Black UniForbo Flooring Systems
Skylight – Velux IntegraVELUX Commercial
Lighting – XAL TaskXal GmbH
Roof Cladding – LineaErlus Nederland
Facade Cladding – MA 400Eternit
Metal sheets – Prefa P10PREFA GmbH

Product Spec Sheet
Floor – Linoleum Black Uni
Skylight – Velux Integra
Lighting – XAL Task
Roof Cladding – Linea
Facade Cladding – MA 400
by Eternit
Metal sheets – Prefa P10

WAC – Living and Working between the vineyards of Lower Austria

Atelier Gitterle as Architects

The client's requirement was to create a family home that would also contain an office for their cosmetics start-up. The positioning of the building in the middle of the vineyards has been deliberately chosen because the young company produces Demeter-certified natural cosmetics from the vines on site.


The building was embedded in the topography of the vineyards to reveal the view of world cultural heritage Krems, castle Dürnstein and Göttweig abbey.


The start-up's office faces the street with a separate entrance and access to the warehouse, while the private living area is on the opposite side. Generous window elements create bright, light-flooded rooms and connect the interior with the surrounding vineyards. The openings were deliberately set to maintain privacy despite the openness to the landscape.


The structure is strictly geometric and combined with ecological building materials in order to live up to the client's philosophy of life. The entire supporting structure is made of wood, the insulation material is made of ecological wood fiber and the facade is clad with natural wood.


In order to operate a sustainable heating system, a geothermal heat pump was installed, along with a PV system. The roof of the annex, which also serves as an accommodation for guests or business partners, was designed as a greened flat roof.


Material Used :
1. Eternit – Facade Cladding – MA 400
2. Zimmerei Hauthaler – Main Construction – wooden structure
3. Zimmerei Hauthaler – Facade Cladding - larch
4. Forbo – Floor – Linoleum Black Uni
5. Weiss – Cladding of ceiling – Silver fir
6. Erlus – Roof Cladding – Linea
7. Prefa – Metal sheets – Prefa P10
8. Velux – Skylight – Velux Integra
9. XAL – Lighting – XAL Task

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