The building, titled Haus T, stands in the picturesque valley of Southern Styria. It was designed as a retirement home for two winegrowers related personally and professionally to the land.
The project bases on the remains of the old vintner’s house, which became an inspiring starting point to create the contemporary form of a divided home for two. The new building is separated into two parts.
Above the historical cellar, the architects of Atelier Ulrike Tinnacher designed simple cube-shaped structure with a pitched roof mapping the outlook of the old house. It contains the gallery as well as sleeping and wet areas. Adjacently, the second part was designed in a rectangular form, incorporating the living room, the kitchen, the dining and a garage. The interior was created to function as one unified space with a chance to divide it into two section, using furniture walls made out of darkened ash wood. The selection of the materials, congruent with the exterior is kept in warm shades of bright brown and gray.