“...in this project it is all about light, open space and the magnificent view…”
This residence is located on the highest site that can still be built in Forchtenstein, a small town in Burgenland known for its medieval castle. It is located on the neighbouring hill within sight of the castle, bordered by the forest, surrounded by extensive meadows and accessible via a narrow access road. The two-part structure is oriented east-west, one body - two directions: we call it "mountain view" to the west and "valley view" or "distant view" to the east. From the living room and from the terrace you can see almost the entire Wulka plain as far as Lake Neusiedl. On a clear day this is a distant view of 52 km as the crow flies! A “flying platform” with two conical volumes is created on the base, the access and the storage area. The western-oriented volume "stretches" in the vertical axis in order to open up to the evening sun. The east-oriented volume “stretches” in a vertical and horizontal axis in order to “embrace” the wonderful “valley view” and bring it into the living area. The two volumes merge into a whole and accommodate an open, "interleaved" living and relaxation zone with a bedroom and a bathroom. The focus in this 19.0 m deep living area is on the kitchen as the focus point. On one hand with a spacious dining area, a large terrace in front with an integrated whirlpool and on the other hand, to the west, the recreation zone with for relaxation in the evening.