Villa A is located on the slope of the Poestling Berg – a mountain overlooking Linz, Austria. The site is accessed from the road behind leading down hills to the building’s main entrance, covered by an extended cantilever roof structure. The city’s panorama that it features is truly breathtaking. It can be seen from almost all rooms and from the swimming pool on a terrace. The large scale glazing and the sliding elements blurs the indoor area and outdoor space.
Architects: Najjar-Najjar Architects – http://www.najjar-najjar.com/
Location: Pöstlingberg, Linz, Austria
Photographs: Manfred Seidl
The architect’s intention was to embrace various functions in one open living area, accommodating the various functions on different levels, always balancing their functional particularities within an open space. Moreover the large scale glazing and the sliding elements blurs the indoor area and outdoor space. The bedrooms are located on the upper levels that are accessed by stairs which lead to an open gallery. The basement floor is partly carved in the ground allocates fitness and wellness facilities, office and a playroom for children. The parking garage and the machine room are dug in under the access road on the north side of the building.
The Roof is a steel beam grid structure with aluminium panel cladding. On the southern and western side of the building the roof cantilevers beyond the terraces so as to provide an efficient sun protection in summer. The low winter sun warms up the interior space. This implementation of the passive energy concept is supported by a recuperator in the ground and sun collectors on the roof. It is highly energy efficient and fulfills all requirements for a “green building”, as set in the European building standards.
[Via - Contemporist.com]