Hof, Alberschwende (AT)
New building

Client: Oa.sys baut GmbH
Location: A-6861 Alberschwende, Hof
Architecture: Dietrich Untertrifaller
Competition: 2011
Construction: 2011 – 2012
Area: 1,570 m²
Programme: 17 rental flats

Photos: Adolf Bereuter, Benno Hagleitner

Team
Roman Österle

Partners
Statics: zte Leitner, Schröcken / Building services: Lukas Ing. GmbH, Wolfurt / Electrics: Pro Strom Elektrotechnik, Schwarzenberg / Building physics: Lothar Künz, Hard

Awards
2015 Holzbaupreis

The Hof residential complex combines traditional materials and a modern architectural style. The two wooden structures with 17 flats are rotated at 90 degrees to each other. This results in a generous living environment with a structure befitting the village environs. The connecting underground parking disappears in the sloping ground.

Long bands of windows structure the façade horizontally, cantilevering corner balconies and spacious roof terraces fit neatly into this linear design. The exterior walls are made of timber elements and shingled with larch tiles. Despite the traditional choice of materials, the architectural language is clearly committed to modernity. An example of how the timber-concrete construction method has become a permanent fixture in residential buildings.

Floor plan L1
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