description: social housing / private public partnership // space
sharing aspects: new typology / hybrid multifunctional spaces / switchable
floor plan / multiincident shell
location: Bad Waltersdorf, Styria, Austria client: Franz and Gertrude Brugner architecture: SPLITTERWERK project-team: Mark Blaschitz, Hannes Freiszmuth, Johann Grabner, Edith Hemmrich, Bernhard Kargl, Antje Neitsch, Gernot Ritter, Josef Roschitz, Andreas Stampfer structural consultant: Wilhelm Lerch energy consultant: Peter Kautsch photos: Paul Ott video & video-stills: Markus Max Nagler, Mirac Caglar Yazici, Nikolaos Zachariadis
site area: 1.214 sqm built-up area: 620 sqm costs: 650.000 € start of planning: 1998 start of construction: 2003 completion: 2004 construction: Bau-Pilz, Cserni Wohnen, Bscheider, Schlosserei Heco, Holz Bau Weiz exhibition: in-aus-nach Salzburg, Austria and Sculptural Architecture in Austria, China award: Geramb Dankzeichen für gutes Bauen 2004
Multiincident Shells are switchable structures that are enriched with events
The Ivory Fresh Shell in the Black Treefrog is a Multiincident Shell which is informed by the functions and programs of dwelling. The area of the Ivory Shell in the ground floor of this apartment is limited to 32m²; of this area, 18m² are a functionally neutral zone. The remaining 14m² are filled with specific, domestic functions; each of these functions can be individually activated and separately extended into the neutral zone. In this way, it is possible to arrange the hall, the kitchen, the dining space and the living room, each of which is 18m². Seen in this way, the space of 10 times 18m² is the equivalent of a 180m² apartment.
The program of daily life – kitchen niche, sleeping cove, bathing niche, etc. – is then integrated into the space in between. The new interior envelope is conceived as a continuously active media surface – Projections, enlarged picture screens or TV – that makes the spatial divisions into virtual phenomena. A 1:1 model apartment was built and tested by SPLITTERWERK in the spring of 2000 for the exhibition Fuß in der Tür in the Künstlerhaus Vienna.
VerfasserIn: Sarah Behrens // Bilder & Text: SPLITTERWERK