Passive timber house in Austria
by Juri Troy Architects

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Architecture studio Juri Troy has designed this eco-friendly timber house as a family home in rural Austria (+ slideshow).

House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects

The wooden box of House Under the Oaks by Austrian studio Juri Troy is supported by six columns as it projects out from a hilltop, in the countryside west of Vienna.

House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects

Photovoltaic panels on the roof and a ground-source heat pump provide the wooden building with an ecological source of energy, while natural insulation keeps in the warmth.

House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects

"The whole structure was done in prefabricated timber with all ecological wood with wool insulation of up to 60 centimetres," said the architects. "It is a new prototype for affordable living on minimal energy in Austria."

House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects

The single-floor dwelling is entered through an L-shaped veranda to the back, which is fenced in by wooden slats.

House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects

The veranda provides access to the open-plan kitchen and dining area via a row of full-height sliding glass windows, as well as a separate door leading to a wide corridor with built-in storage space.

House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects

A bathroom is located at the centre of the house, behind which a bedroom is positioned with access to the veranda.

House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects

The entire interior is finished in local wood coated in a white pigmented oil.

House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects

Ribbon windows encompass the front room, offering views out to the surrounding countryside.

House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects

Photography is by the architects.

Here is some more information from the architects:


House under the oaks

The house under the oaks is a low budget passive house concept developed for an Austrian family.

House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects

With a minimum footprint and a wide outstretching wooden box on six columns it offers a living area of about 100 square metres.

House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects

The whole structure was done in prefabricated timber with all ecological wood with wool insulation of up to 60 cm.

House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects

The interior is done all in local wood as well with a simple white pigmented oil cover.

House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects

A heat pump with ground collector, a controlled ventilation system with heat exchange and photovoltaic panels on the roof offer a perfect energy concept with a minimum of required external energy – which is provided by eco electricity.

House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects

Like this it is a new prototype for affordable living on minimal energy standard in Austria.

House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects
Site plan
House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects
Basement floor plan
House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects
Ground floor plan
House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects
Long section
House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects
Cross section
House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects
Elevation
House Under the Oaks by Juri Troy Architects
Elevation
  • http://www.libertydisciple.com/ The Liberty Disciple

    I typically lift my eco-friendly homes off the ground for more surfaces to insulate.

    • hotte

      It may sound funny, but it is economically better to have less ground contact and thus less expensive concrete foundations with more expensive insulation.