Haus SK is a magnificent modern mansion located in Austria, a modern mansion designed by TWO IN A BOX – ARCHITEKTEN ZT GMBH . This particular home caught our attention with the honest and considerate position in the site`s scale. At a first glance you will definitely observe the catchy aspects of the home, clear modern lines, smooth surfaces, extraordinary materials, amazing courtyard landscaping , the swimming pool and from the night pictures, great lighting.
Even though those are definitely great attributes for any dream home, the inner home is found beneath the aesthetics values, including them, adding the symbolic one and the most essential attribute, from our point of view, the functional one. Looking at the aerial plan we can observe two important aspects solved perfectly by our mansion and brilliant architects, first would be the position of the home on site: it sits in the right upper corner over viewing the both potential access points of the site, not harming the neighbors in the back with fascinating heights nor the ones in the front with great fortress walls or a display of unwanted images. The huge disclosure in the front is protected by a huge balcony/terrace/patio that walks along the volume and covers him in important focal points if intimacy is needed while still allowing great views, fresh air,good natural lighting and an open attitude.
The second aspect would be the access; while in 90% of the homes the access to the courtyard is shared between vehicles and individuals, here things are a bit different. The home has access to a separate lane on the west side allowing it to separate the vehicles access from the pedestrian one; of course pedestrians can access the home trough the lane but the other way around would not be such a great idea. As a result, the home has a very different relation to the landscape,while allowing it to be efficient in terms of time and distances, it opens the access to pedestrians with a marvelous pond surrounded by flowers and an amazing lawn.
As you would expect,the main bedroom suite is opened to the front of the home with views to the amazing lawn pond and vegetation where the main circulation nods, living room, kitchen and dinning are placed within the long part of the L – Shape, enjoying almost the same views but from behind,giving the bedroom more intimacy. Unlike its neighbors, our mansion has a rooftop terrace over the both floors offering it an overview of the town and breathtaking snapshots.
We would be delighted to hear your opinion on this modern dream mansion in the comment section bellow. In the meanwhile, you might be interested in A Modern Mansion In Madrid: The Memory House by A-Cero Architects.
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