By Holly – Categories: Eco-Friendly, Fireplace, Homes, Kitchen, Living Area, Terrace
Austrian architectural firm Dietger Wissounig Architekten has designed the House G.
Completed in 2008, this 1,884 square foot contemporary house in Klagenfurt, Austria, was constructed to be eco-friendly and completely wheelchair-accessible.
Residence G by Dietger Wissounig Architekten:
“Wheelchair-optimized housing in timber building strategy.How can a residential building in urban fringe location close to a brook with riparian forest be situated in the landscape when the resident is severely handicapped? Which typology or organization facilitates the resident to access and expertise the landscape and outdoors facilities?
To meet the needs of the resident for a wheelchair-accessible environment, a structure connected to its environment was built at ground level. It was developed from inside to outside. With out any height distinction, the property and its surrounding wind and climate-protected outdoors facilities can be reached straight from the carport.
The idea to produce a passive property was contradictory to the design and style priority. Therefore, a mostly self-sustaining heating system was created. In addition to superb structural component properties and the use of renewable sources, deep drilling for geothermal energy, a solar plant and a properly ensure the greatest energy efficiency possible.
The riparian forest and both brooks are most substantial. What hides behind the hedges of the neighbours is not important. The numerous detached family members homes that reflect the trends of residence improvement centres are shielded by the Gunhold house.
The strategy was to create a basic house making closeness to nature and visual relationships at the appropriate areas, with wood in vertical formwork panels as an adequate material to age and approximate the location over the years and to resemble the impression of the riparian forest.
Easy and unostentatious from the outdoors, the property develops the desired assortment and openness from the interior, the eye point of the resident.”
Pictures by: Paul Ott