Tuesday, January 20, 2015

House Hohlen by Jochen Specht

Originally built in 1961, the Austrian house was expanded in 2012. The architect, Jochen Specht preserved only the stonework.

The windows provide views of the valley from different perspectives.

Inside, it was important to keep the old house’s structure recognizable within the new: old windows became passageways, an old kitchen window became a pass-through; another window became a niche for a basin.

Love the concrete stairs with the negative detail, giving the impression the stairs are floating in space.