brief description: apartment housing / private developer / hybrid construction // space sharing aspects: floor plan typology / urban design / landscape architecture / access and path as semi-public space / beach forest as common area
location: Bürmoos near Salzburg, Austria client: Duswald Wohnbau GesmbH architecture: SPLITTERWERK project-team: Mark Blaschitz, Johann Grabner, Bernhard Kargl, Gernot Ritter, Josef Roschitz, Markus Zechner structural consultant: Gottfried Hofer energy consultant: Peter Kautsch photos: Paul Ott
site area: 3.494 sqm built-up area: 1.327 sqm costs: 1.500 €/sqm start of planning: 1993 start of construction: 1995 completion: 1997 exhibitions: austrian architecture, Architektur im Ringturm 4, Emerging Architecture 1 award: Architekturpreis des Landes Salzburg 1996, Österreichischer Bauherrenpreis 1997
The twelve housing units were built on a sloping plot of heavily wooded land. The building is situated on the northern edge of the site and runs east to west so that the main façade is facing south and the accommodation receives optimum natural lighting. The two-storey building follows the incline of the hillside, sloping away to the east. The individual units have a two-storey buffer zone to the north for circulation, which is lit from the sides and above via a glazed roof. Although the space lies in the north, the play between the slope to the roof and the north wall ensure direct sunlight. Its generous breadth of three metres (the circulation itself is 1.2 metres wide) allows for entrance transitional zones to the apartments to the maisonettes – correspond to the terminal zoning of the building (accommodation to the south, kitchen and ancillary rooms to the north). The room-high windows, reaching over four metres in height, integrate the bordering hornbeam woodland directly into the homes.
VerfasserIn: Ina Westheiden // Bilder & Text: SPLITTERWERK