Villa A is located on the slope near the Poestling Berg, a mountain looking Linz, capital of Upper Austria. Access to the ground from the back street that runs down the mountains towards the main entrance, covered by a cantilevered roof structure. The facade of the building facing the street is closed with natural stones to deliver intimacy across the street. The opposite side is completely open to the panoramic view over the city. After crossing a small pool you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city before entering the central hall of the house. Following the topography of the land, housing is partially buried in the ground. You enter the dining area with open kitchen down a few steps from the central hall. From there, one for the guide steps toward a comfortable area where you can relax on the couch and looking at the pool enjoying the wonderful views of the city. The flooring materials are differentiated according to the level and function.
The architect’s intention was to bring together various functions in a single sitting area, containing these functions at different levels, always balancing their specific functional areas within an open space. There are plenty of large windows and sliding elements, elements that blur the indoor and outdoor area. The rooms are located at the highest levels that are accessible via stairs that lead to an open gallery. The foundation level is partially buried in the ground and contains exercise facilities, office and playroom for children. The garage and the engine room are buried under the access road on the north side of the building.
The roof structure consists of a grid of steel beams clad in aluminum panels. In the south and west side of the building, roof overhangs beyond the terraces, providing efficient protection from the sun in the summer. The low winter sun warmed the interior spaces. The implementation of passive energy concepts is supported by a recovery in the floor and a solar collector on the roof. It is highly energy efficient and meets the requirements of a “green building” with European building standards.
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