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description housing development
category residential
location Bodensdorf, Austria
built area 450 m²
design team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Daphne Mintza, Francisco Serodio


Zimmermann, Kuss & Partner ZT GmbH (structural engineers), DI Heimo Stromberger (m/e engineers)

client private
design year 2012
completion year 2014

The four apartment development is situated in Bodensdorf, Austria. The trapezoid site offers good views towards the south. The proposed scheme constitutes of a 15x15 m square floor plane on 3 levels, with three distinctive pitched roofs that relate to the internal organization of the plan and to the scale of the surrounding structures -mostly private homes-.

The building volume is designed to be compact and is placed centrally on the plot allowing the garden to surround it. Access both pedestrian and vehicular is from the south, with a linear open air car park. A ramp leads pedestrians to the entrance/core which is carved out below a concrete base that holds the wooden structure above. The vertical circulation is placed centrally on the structure allowing thus the living spaces and bedrooms to be organized around it taking advantage of the natural light and orientation. There is also a basement with storage facilities.

The varied in size apartments include a 2 bed garden apartment, while on the first floor there is a 1 bed and 2 bed apartments. Both have south facing balconies and living spaces, and the bedrooms are placed towards the north. The 3 bedroom top apartment is designed open plan and covers the entire second floor which results to a generous single storey house feeling rather than a compact urban apartment feeling. Spacious surrounding balconies are designed as extensions to the living indoors for the warm summer months and as in-between climatic buffer zones for the cold winter months. All balconies have large square openings which relate to the square windows resulting to a uniform facade. Whether a roof a wall or cladding for the balcony the wood panels work as a folded envelope embracing the building.

Title Year Type Locaction Country
PENINSULA 2020 residential, hospitality Paros Greece
VILLAS A 2019 residential, hospitality Costa Navarino ,  Messinia Greece
RESTAURANT THALERSEE 2020 public, hospitality Graz Austria
VILLAS B 2019 residential, hospitality Costa Navarino ,  Messinia Greece
OKZT HUB 2018 offices Klagenfurt Austria
MAYRHOFEN STATION 2018 public Mayrhofen Austria
HOUSES A·2 2014 residential, hospitality Paros Greece
FERANT GARDEN APARTMENT 2017 residential Ljubljana Slovenia
CING LABORATORY BUILDING 2018 public Nicosia Cyprus
STUDENT STUDIOS PATRAS 2007 residential Patras Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 public Athens Greece
HOUSE E 2016 residential Artemida Greece
HOUSE L 2016 residential, research Antiparos Greece
LANDHOTEL SILVESTAR 2016 commercial, residential, hospitality Motovun Croatia
AS IF 2014 residential, research Mykonos Greece
HOUSE B 2014 residential Crete Greece
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 public Graz Austria
HOUSE T 2016 residential Antiparos Greece
HOUSE H 2012 residential Corfu Greece
KURA CULTURAL CENTRE 2013 public Mingachevir Azerbaijan
THREE SPACES 2013 exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 commercial, hospitality Krasnodar Russia
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2017 residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE A+B 2008 residential Paros Greece
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 commercial Nicosia Cyprus
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 public Athens Greece
AUSTRIAN AMBASSADOR RESIDENCE 2013 residential Athens Greece
COASTAL DOMAINS 2017 exhibition Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 residential, hospitality Treffen Austria
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 public Ferlach Austria
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 public, residential, masterplan, hospitality Baku Azerbaijan
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 exhibition Venice Italy
BELGIAN EMBASSY 2009 public Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 public Qabala Azerbaijan
GERMAN SCHOOL ATHENS 2017 public Athens Greece
LAKE APARTMENTS 2012 residential Bodensdorf Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 public, masterplan Athens Greece
LARNACA AGORA 2011 public Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 public Vienna Austria
OFFICE A 2010 commercial Athens Greece
HBWBC SCHOOL 2010 public Vienna Austria
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 public Nicosia Cyprus
RATHAUSPARK 2009 public Vienna Austria
TOWNHOUSE K 2009 residential Nafplion Greece
VILLA W1 2008 residential Corfu Greece
HELLENIC PARLIAMENT 2008 research Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 commercial, residential Athens Greece
GERMAN DEVELOPMENT 2008 masterplan Sofia Bulgaria
SUPERSTORE V 2008 commercial Athens Greece
MELINA PAVILION 2007 exhibition Athens Greece
GLEISDORF DEVELOPMENT 2007 residential Gleisdorf Austria
HELEXPO PAVILION 2007 exhibition Thessaloniki Greece
VILLA S 2006 residential Vienna Austria
VERTICAL ATTICA 2006 masterplan, research Attica Greece
SCHLOSSMUSEUM 2006 public Linz Austria
EXHIBITION 102x 2006 exhibition Athens Greece
HOUSE M 2004 residential Athens Greece
SKYWALK BRIDGE 2004 public Vienna Austria
HELLENIKON PARK 2004 masterplan Athens Greece
DARNITSA DEVELOPMENT 2003 commercial Kiev Ukraine
TRANSITIONAL INTERSTICES 2003 residential Ano Liosia Greece