Appreciated by our team, Austrian architecture practice Innauer-Matt Architekten created a house, that serves as a sacred space for the family that lives in the city.
We are pleased to present our readers House on Tschengla , holiday house located in the Western Austrian town of Feldkirch. It is only 30 minute drive from the owners’ flat, what allows them to live in two worlds, between the lively density of a town and the vast solitude of the mountains. With respect to the alpine flora and breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains, architects decided to place the newly built House on Tschengla into this precious scenery like a solitaire.
"A little square cut into the hillside at the rear face opens the house to the street. The covered entrance leads inside, where a corridor that also houses the kitchen runs through the ground floor. This is the casual meeting place, the heart of the house.
A small step up is the dining area with corner seating and a big table facing south, its lower ceiling making it even more inviting and intimate. A panoramic window stretches all along this side of the house, revealing the impressive mountain views. The wooden corner bench stretches further along the walls all the way to the fireplace, serving also as a bookshelf and fireside bench. From here, a solid stairwell leads up to the attic rooms, opening up the rather small living area and giving it a surprisingly open and generous air. The Schopf, a kind of porch or closed veranda typical for the region, connects the kitchen/corridor to the west side of the house with outdoor seating, fountain and a small herb garden,” explained the architects.