villa höbenbeach

A historic 1930s house with a mansard roof in Höbenbach near Göttweig will be fully refurbished, functionally optimized, and supplemented by a one-story addition. The ground-level addition, fronted by a partially covered patio, houses the entrance area and a central living room. A timber structure, it is designed using wood x-lam elements and “hovers” on a receded base. Large-format glass elements open the living area to the terrace and garden. The kitchen and dining area, a bedroom, and the bathroom can be found on the ground floor of the existing building. A veranda, still in use as a traditional summer area for smaller celebrations, is retained and carefully restored. The upper story house additional bedrooms and a toilet, connected by a hallway and joined to the ground floor by a wooden stairway. A small existing basement holds the heating system. The façade of the historic building is redone in rough white plaster; the existing box windows restored and framed with plaster surrounds. Additional light is invited in through window slits newly placed in the old building. The mansard roof is of anthracite-gray folded tiles, a reference to its original appearance. The new structure has a flat roof and a curtain façade made of panels. The interior flooring is restored to the greatest degree possible, and the entrance, living room, kitchen are grouped together by a gray linoleum floor.






Location: Höbenbach (Lower Austria)
Year: Draft 2013, Execution 2016
Client: Family Göbl
Use Area: ca. 120m²
Team: Lukas Göbl, Fritz Göbl, Oliver Ulrich