What makes this smart apartment house special? On the one hand, it is a reaction to the current developments of the housing market and creates a space for new forms of living. On the other hand, the modular construction of prefabricated solid-wood elements is economically advantageous with a short construction period of only five months, and while taking sustainability into account.
The building’s supporting structure is designed as a partition, with the supporting façade made entirely of wood. The only exceptions are the foundation and the core. The residential units on the ground floor are barrier-free; the courtyard and outdoor areas are designed as green areas with a playground, and provide areas for bicycles, prams, and wheelchairs.
We are not driven by the question of whether to use stone or glass, box or blob, metal or wood, but by the never-ending search for an answer to the question of how we humans will live in the future and how to implement that creatively.
Prof. Xaver Egger, Hendrik Rieger | SEHW ARCHITECTURE