This project is an attic extension in the inner city of Salzburg. The basic intention is to transform the qualities of rural life into an urban context. These qualities include private living and spacious open spaces. The issue of urban exodus is of fundamental importance due to its impact on the ecological footprint. The family has lived and worked in this old town house for generations, only the private space was missing. In order to protect the valuable historical building substance, the open space allocated to the apartment was dimensioned to save space. The free space was therefore drawn deep into the room as an incision in the roof shape and interwoven with the interior. The basic intention is to enable lustful and dust-free living. For this purpose, an existing fireplace block was supplemented by a concrete kitchen and an open fireplace - the fire forms the center of the room.
The entire kitchen unit is detached from the floor, making it seem weightless despite its solid construction. The "Black Box", a cube made of black MDF panels, detached from the floor and ceiling, is designed as a wet room and combines the functions of infrared, shower and toilet. The inside of the "Black Box" is wallpapered on all sides with bright red swimming pool film - floor, wall and ceiling. This bang effect is in stark contrast to the medieval context of the building and creates atmospheric dynamics. Summa Summarum, this apartment is a center of family coexistence, which enables a family deeply rooted in the city to find a new, contemporary way of living. A geometry of the sky above the roofs of the city, a hortus conclusus as a well-being task for longing city dwellers.