This innovative residential house designed by the architectural studio Philipp Ohnesorge, to be built in Vienna (Austria). The project is planned in close proximity to the city center with its historic buildings and landmarks.
At present, the place of the future building represents the emptiness gaping in a city fabric which needs to be “darned”, having made it is refined and futuristic. Now this piece of the earth is used as an automobile parking, representing the inexcusable expense of precious space for a megacity.
For this reason its true value should be restored, on as diligence of the architects who have developed the project of a multiroom apartment house with an ergonomic lay-out and a spacious courtyard have been directed.
Expanding the given form of a roof and turning it round the centre before achievement of admissible height of a building, authors of the project have created volume which expands geometry of a building and integrates it into a context with the greatest possible use of the height of structures resolved in given area. Rupture between the existing and new allows to get access to a courtyard which also provides inputs in apartments. On a city square it will be created, the territory which invites the public to various kinds of activity – such as institutions of public catering, shops etc. This decision will stimulate an exchange and dialogue between inhabitants, and also will give to a landscape more individual shape, having inhaled in it new life.
Access to apartments occurs by means of the corridors located in northern part of a building. This decision, on a plan of architects, provides the maximum space for apartments with the most effective lay-out and orientation of windows for enough of a daylight necessary for any dwelling. All apartments have double level of height of the rooms, creating spacious, light premises. Surrounding structures on the average don’t exceed six floors, therefore in this district the height of a building no more than 41 meters is as much as possible admissible. It allows the top apartments to give to the future inhabitants fine kinds on an ancient city.
The given project aspires to become a reference point for development of architecture of new type, without looking at that fact that the historical city fabric, both physically, and morally, leaves not enough place for new large-scale housing estates with a modern esthetics.
The creativity of the authors of the project can be found on the official website of the architectural studio: http://www.philippohnesorge.com/