Energy Design: teamgmi Ingenieurbüro GmbH Österreich
Lighting Consultant: LITEstudio Wien
Photographs: Curt Themessl
House P is situated in the green outskirts of Vienna, which gently nestles into the foothills of the Wienerwald.
Hence, our design concept aims to seamlessly integrate the building into the lush landscape, with particular emphasis on engaging residents with the natural beauty of the surroundings and the idyllic vistas. The spatial arrangement within the living areas has been carefully crafted to create a sequence of expansive interconnected zones. The overall experience is further enriched by unobstructed sightlines, allowing inhabitants to perceive the living spaces as a vast panorama.
The ongoing spatial zoning within the interior is mirrored in the design of the outdoor areas. This concept seamlessly integrates the generous terrace and the pool, oriented perpendicular to the building axis, with the indoor spaces. This design coherence creates a fluid transition between the interior and exterior. The terrace and pool become integral components of the living space, affording residents the opportunity to fully embrace the outdoor beauty and tranquility, while maintaining a harmonious connection to the interior of the house.
A generously curved, shell-like, and cantilevered roof covers the upper-level living space as well as the garden level, providing unobstructed views of the city. The roof has been intentionally designed to maximize passive solar gains and is equipped with solar panels.
The building is supplied by a geothermal system featuring a heat pump installation and benefits from passive cooling as well as earth ducts for sustainable climate control.