Wandering around the centre of the Austrian municipality of Bezau, one cannot overlook the house that stands out from the neighborhood — W House Bezau designed by CUKROWICZ NACHBAUR.
The building was constructed by CUKROWICZ NACHBAUR ARCHITECTEN at the turn of 2015 and 2016 in response to the heterogeneous surrounding buildings. The architects decided to allocate the function desired by the client into separate volumes — a two-storey home with a shallow pitched roof facing the narrow street, and an adjacent single-storey building to provide privacy.
These simple structures do not only delight with simple beauty, but also serve as a tribute to regional building tradition. „The interpretation and development of these themes respects their essence: they tell the same story as always, but in a new language. The new building thus embeds itself inconspicuously into its setting; imbuing it with a restrained, self-evident and consistent character”, the architects tell the story behind the project.