A rich history offers the architect an exemplary starting point for his design endeavors and House T, the establishment that follows, is a marvelous showcase from this point of view. Built in a vineyard, the small structure features a gabled roof on a wooden exterior from a distance yet if one would step in a little closer, concrete, not wood, would come forward to complement a rectangular section defined by contemporary appearance.
Envisioned by Ulrike Tinnacher the composition contains two different sections in one balanced structure subdued to the natural environment, all upon a 400-year old cellar. Homage to the previous wine house is the design expression of the main volume with its gabled roof and wooden-like concrete expression; the original press was redesigned in the 60s before its abandonment. The block of concrete highlights intimacy and coldness yet carefully positioned windows break this wall to unravel the interior organism to the world and the world towards the inhabitant, extraordinary snapshots being recorded with each window open-perspective. In this block bedroom, bathrooms and a gallery are being nestled in complete privacy.
The elongated section contrasts through floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors opening towards the nature and neighboring vineyards, rolling hills. The dinning room, kitchen and living space open up towards beauty with outdoor spaces transforming this part of the home into two separate open-plan communicative entities.
Timber and concrete define the establishment, sewn together with black steel and copper accents that highlight the modern, vibrant atmosphere of a contemporary home that blends in the countryside landscape, subdued.
Simplicity is the strong suit of architecture and along with exemplary execution and extraordinary materials are required to match a visionary`s expectations. Design is a language, design is what surrounds us, what constitutes out apparent reality and what we breathe visually daily. How do you see the project above? We would love to hear your feedback on this modern vineyard home in the comment section below.
Photo Courtesy to Simon Oberhofer.