Vienna based architects ProjectA01 completed this luxury home located in the small town of Kloterneuburg, Austria. It’s a home that overlooks the valley and consists of several levels that are divided into functional living spaces. There’s the fireplace, lounge area, kitchen, and terrace, which are all somehow connected to the main living space. The swimming pool outside gives the illusion of connectivity to the home giving it a seamless appearance. Above the ground floor is a cantilevered structure, which houses the private rooms. The home also has a small gallery, library, guest quarters, and of course a master bedroom. There’s also a rooftop terrace that gives a great view of the valley. Continue after the jump for more information on the house as well as pictures.
lower austria – design 2003-2006
Our office finished the project of a spacious mansion in Klosterneuburg, a small town near Vienna. The site is situated on a slope overlooking the whole valley. The base of the building roughly follows the incline of the slope and is slightly terraced. In keeping with this concept, the ground floor consists of several levels also following the downward slope. These levels divide the lavish loft-like living space into various functional areas, such as the fireplace and the lounge area. The kitchen as well as the dining area- and breakfast terrace are likewise connected to the main living space. Various patios and terraces, as well as a swimming pool, are located around the building and create a seamless connection between the living space indoors and the landscape outdoors. A cantilevered structure is located above the ground floor and houses the private rooms. The steel columns are reduced to a minimum and follow the structural system. A gallery provides access to the library, the guest quarters and the children’s rooms. The master bedroom is located on a further level, half a floor above. There is also a separate bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe. The rooftop terrace offers a grand view over the green valley. The surfaces on the ground floor are made of stone and wood, whereas the upper level has been given a special coating, creating a smooth white box. The garage and the technical rooms, as well as the fitness room, are located in the basement. An underwater window in the fitness room creates interesting insights and lighting situations in the basement.
In the exterior of the building integrated terrace levels are meeting the character of the slope and the surrounding landscape. Some of the main surfaces of the building can be opened in various ways. A large glass roof, spanning almost 10 m² can be opened above the gallery and the living room, thereby creating a kind of interior patio. Terraces and balconies around the building offer direct access to the garden from different vantage points.