Haus K.

residential house in the vineyards above Krems


Client | privat

Design | project management

Typology | residence

Location | Krems a.d. Donau

Stage | built 

Area | 220m2

Haus K.

The property lies on the edge of the vineyards above Krems with a wonderful view of the Danube valley.

Every aspect of the concept for the house is a response to its gorgeous location. The grand view is striking as one enters the house and the effect only increases as one continues into the living room and proceeds to the terrace with its impressive panorama. The materials were chosen as a sensible contrast to the surrounding wild garden. The sleeping area develops from the carport, which is on the downward-facing slope and covered by an elegant reinforced concrete flying roof. The wing’s facade of exposed concrete is rather introverted, providing a suitable grip to the building’s position on the slope. The residential areas, on the other hand, are open, almost floating above the basement level and stretching its striking “nose” self-confidently towards the valley. This effect is strengthened by the wine-red colour of the facade.

The residence is divided into a living and a slepping areas what can be seen on the structure of the facade. The spatial relationships of the views which were always very important for us, were achieved by the special arrangement of the openings for the inhabitants and for the bypassers as well.