House with Panorama


House with Panorama - garden in twilight

The property lies on the edge of the vineyards above Krems with a wonderful view of the Danube valley. Every aspect of the concept for the house is a response to its gorgeous location. The grand view is striking as one enters the house and the effect only increases as one continues into the living room and proceeds to the terrace with its impressive panorama. The spatial relationships of the views were achieved by splitting the structure into two wings for daytime activity and sleeping, respectively.

The sleeping tract develops from the carport, which is on the downward-facing slope and covered by an elegant reinforced concrete flying roof. The wing’s façade of exposed concrete is rather introverted, providing a suitable grip to the building’s position on the slope. The residential wing, on the other hand, is extroverted, almost floating above the basement level and stretching its striking “nose” self-confidently towards the valley. This effect is strengthened by the wine-red colour of the façade.

House with Panorama - street in twilight

House with Panorama - carport in twilight

House with Panorama - carport and entrance

House with Panorama - living ward

House with Panorama - living room's panorama

House with Panorama - entrance

House with Panorama - flying roof

House with Panorama - garden view

House with Panorama - floor plan