Haus Germann by Marte.Marte

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Zurich photographer Bruno Helbling has sent us his photos of a house in Feldkrich, Austria, by Austrian studio Marte.Marte.

Called Haus Germann, the residence is built on a sloping site surrounded by mountains.

A ramp alongside a pool leads to the first floor entrance.

The interior features smooth concrete surfaces as well as softwood flooring and built-in furniture.

Here's some more information from the architects (in German):


Haus Germann

Dem Ankommenden pr├Ąsentiert sich das Haus monolithisch, nahezu hermetisch.

Zwei Einschnitte gliedern den satt sitzenden Bauk├Ârper im relativ unver├Ąnderten Hang, f├╝hren den Gast in eine kleine Eingangsnische und holen Ausblick in den introvertierten Hof gegen Norden.

Tal- und s├╝dseitig ├Âffnet sich die harte Schale, gibt ├╝ber die gro├čfl├Ąchigen Verglasungen den Blick frei auf Landschaft und Bergpanorama.

Dem naturnah angelegten Teich mit integriertem kleinen Bachlauf zugewandt ist die Terrasse, spannt dort eine Schicht Freiluftwohnzimmer auf und bindet ├╝ber die Rampe das Eingangsgescho├č an das Gel├Ąnde.

Von der Garage bis zum Elternschlafbereich, vom Kochstudio bis zum Wohn-, Essbereich sind dort die Hauptfunktionen in flie├čenden Raum├╝berg├Ąngen angeordnet.

Blickbeziehungen ├╝ber die Diagonalen und Achsen verbl├╝ffen und suggerieren Gr├Â├če und Weite.

Im Untergeschoss werden die R├Ąume kompakt und determinierter. Arbeits- und Kinderzimmer, Service- und Badezimmer, Sauna und Musikraum komplettieren das Raumangebot.

Materialisierung und Detail sind von eleganter Zur├╝ckhaltung.

Die glatten Sichtbetonoberfl├Ąchen finden im Inneren ihr Gegenspiel in der taktilen und optischen Sanftheit der Wei├čtanne an Boden, Einbaum├Âbel und W├Ąnden.

Hell, beinahe heimelig und einladend entpuppt sich hier der Charakter.

Fenster und Tore in Wei├čaluminium bringen unverw├╝stliche Robustheit ins Spiel und erg├Ąnzen den Beton in seiner ├Ąu├čeren kr├Ąftigen Erscheinung.

Einem gelandeten Meteoriten gleich sitzt der mit Scharten und R├╝ckspr├╝ngen geformte K├Ârper im Hang.

Die angrenzende Streuwiese nimmt den Naturbadeteich in die Umklammerung und holt die bewirtschaftete Gr├╝nzone dicht ans Wohnhaus.

Ein auf den Fundamenten eines kleinen Stadels errichtetes einfaches Badehaus in Holz ist ein weiteres, atmosph├Ąrisch und funktionell wertvolles Bindeglied zu den umliegenden Agrarfl├Ąchen.

  • http://netzfx.de Oliver

    reduced and clean design … wonderful … like it very much

  • http://urbesaereperennius.wordpress.com/ Bill

    beautiful. now where do you put the people

  • heidi

    schoen! das alpenpanorama kann man mit so einer eleganten und zurueckhaltenden architektur erst richtig geniessen.
    sehr japanisch anmutend und perfekte details…
    kokonisumitai!

  • Guido

    Ganz geil spitzemazig toll super klasse! Auf wienersnitzel!

  • geronimo

    very very hard:))). maybe too hard. I like wood, but the interieur seems to have slightly too much wood.

  • rona

    WELL NO DOUPT ITS BEAUTIFUL
    BUT.. we ve had enouph of these.. dont u think?

  • Neil

    if you’ve had enough of ‘these’ then surely you should consider looking at alternative websites!??
    Quality design. A sophisticated attention to detail.

  • but why

    @rona: are you saying that we’ve had enough of beautiful houses?

  • Thoas

    Would love to have more of the description in English…..?

  • http://www.AtelierWong.com Patrick Y Wong

    The spare, urbane box comportment seems at odds with the mountainous rural setting.

  • em

    You’re right, we have absolutely had enough of these well designed houses. I’m looking forward to seeing more poorly designed ones.

  • but why

    @em I would highly recommend the blog; “bad brittish architecture” or the retail section of the brittish architectural firm “Mountford Pigott” :)

  • jed_

    beautifully realised with stunning attention to detail.

  • zee

    Wow. Simplicity.

  • Song

    Very minimalist design, and I do like this kind of design. it fits the environment as well, simple life in countryside.

  • Rae

    very well thought out clean and simple yet highly modern and functional. Very well designed

  • David

    This house has amazing attention to detail love it!
    They should’ve zoomed out and cleaned up the formal composition though; there’s something not quite right in the proportions of the overall geometry.

  • Harley

    the little timber shed out the back is the best thing about this project!

  • travis

    no no, I think rona has a point here. Overlook the obvious, this house is a detached, sprawling house set in the wilderness so far apart from any neighbor – this is the kind of design that makes American cities regurgitate across the landscape. Nice yes, polemical no. Appropriate in this day and age? No amount of FSC or reclaimed lumber can make this a good model for future housing. This kind of design, as good as it is, as beautiful as it is, is flawed, is failing.
    I’m going to go there: this is blissful ignorance (lauded by us on these websites who aspire to creating houses like these – and the hob-nobbing with clientele that buy these things from us).

  • http://www.waynemaxwell.com Gary

    Love the interior clad in wood and the built in furniture gives it a simple, elegant feel with beautiful views around the mountian side. Nice.

  • http://www.gebaracad.com JP

    deja vue

  • max habib

    Way harsh.

  • Sean

    It is very beautiful, yet I don't feel I can live in such a place … It is more of a sculpture than a "home." I wonder how its residents feel. I mean do you think such minimalistic designs can actually create comfy homes?

  • treehugger

    This is quite a permanent scar in a landscape which I imagine had been quite pristine. This violation of a field should have been the main design concern. If it had been, I don’t think they would have produced this oversized concrete box.