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Haus Kaps Austria : Saalfelden House
Development in Upper Austria – design by Caramel Architekten
21 Jul 2009
Extension of a farm house from the 13th century, Saalfelden, Austria
Design: Caramel Architekten
The oldest parts of this historical, almost storybook farmhouse, which is situated in ramseiden directly above the center of the town of saalfelden in salzburg, date back to the thirteenth century. in 2005 these attractive walls were extended to generate extra living space. Constructed of prefabricated wooden elements, the building volume, which docks onto the northern end, comprises two space pods of equal size separated by an axially aligned space that affords an open view through glazed surfaces on all sides.
The roof of the new extension serves as a terrace for the upper floor. located between the new and old structures, the staircase leads directly to the garden and would serve as a separate access way if the new wing were to function as an autonomous unit. The eastern-facing pod houses the bedroom and bathroom and its floor-to-ceiling window tips outward, whereas to the west, the glazed wall of the living-room pod slants up toward the sky.
The floor plan of the simple, extant building was modified to create two autonomous units with separate entranceways, thus providing distinct living spaces for two families.
House Kaps – Building Information
Summary: house kaps, saalfelden 2004 extention of a farm house from the 13th century
Planning/site management: caramel
Structural engineering: werkraum wien
Start of planning: 2003
Start of construction: 2004
Cubage: 190 m3
Property area: 700 m2
Developed area: 67 m2
Usable area: 52 m² + 50 m² terrace
Building volume: 130 m3
Construction: prefabricated wooden structure
Exterior shell: polyurea coating sprayed on manneras the final building layer
Haus Kaps images / information from Caramel Architekten
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