SI+Single Family House

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  • Location:Vienna (AT)
  • GBA:456 m²
  • Year:2003-12
  • PS:1–8

SI+ - Single Family House

Urban villa

A site in a neighborhood of mansions and single-family homes in Vienna, a 1,500 sq. m. private park, 2.7 meters above street level. A young family with two children is building their new home here and wishes for two easily separable units with two entrances. The entrance area is shielded by a  streetside wall. Behind it, a partially covered courtyard affords an unexpected view through the  building and into the lower-level garden. The view attracts, but the footpath turns away, looping to the upward stairs. The street and garden levels are for family life and guests, the upper floor is  private—with children and parents having their separate entrances and bathrooms. The living areas at garden level are outward-oriented, generously opening to the south-facing garden. Projecting, partly covered terraces blur the transition from indoor to outdoor spaces. Through the deliberate use of ceiling heights, narrowed spaces, through-views and vistas, a wide variety of situations and ambiences is created.

Client: private
Competition: 10.2001 1st Prize
GBA: 456 m²

Planning: AllesWirdGut + rainer pirker architeXture team + werkraum_wien
Project Stages: 18

Visualizations: AllesWirdGut
Photos: Hertha Hurnaus

Construction supervision: Günther Schmidhofer
Landscape design: 3:0 landschaftsarchitekten
Structural physics: DI Walter Prause
Building services: TB Käferhaus