Planning Architekt DI Heinz Lutter
Assistance Mag arch Nikolaus Michel
Size of property 60278.40 square feet
Total living space approx. 5920.20 square feet
Status under construction
Visuals Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH/Mag arch Nikolaus Michel,
cy architecturevisualization KG
Villa NN – Lower austria, Austria
The original structure of the property consists of a former restaurant with dance floor built at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. Presently, the additions added over the years give the L-shaped building a rather incidental and inconsistent appearance.
In general, the building planning regulations do not allow a fundamental change. Therefore, there will be subtle changes on the existing structure to repurpose it as private residence.
The main building will become the private residence and the exterior will remain as before but with a new coat of plaster. The dance floor becomes the “Open House” for social occasions. Below this building and underneath the terrace, there will be the wellness zone with indoor pool. The stone house, which lies between them, takes on a central function. It serves as entrance hall and facilitates traffic flow. The shed will be transformed into the guesthouse.
Opening up the space, designing atria, open staircases, and galleries create a continuous room layout over three levels.
The outer covering of the structures accentuates the various buildings. The two-storey residence receives a plaster like the historic structure. The one-storey addition is sided in wood. The “stone house” is covered on the inside and outside with natural stone. The existing natural stone covering will be integrated into the design principle and expanded. The “Open House” and the top floor of the guesthouse are going to be in timber construction and receive a textured wooden façade. The exterior wall will receive a wall of natural stone where the terrain steps down. This, too, is adapted to the original structure.
The selection of materials is based on the historical structure. It structures various outdoor areas and provides the entire ensemble with a new, modern appearance without disregard for the existing buildings.