Design of a single family house in Burgenland, Austria. A single-story bungalow designed as an atrium-house – a modern interpretation of the courtyard house as the traditional building type in this area of the Burgenland. Situated on a very slim corner-site, die bungalow presents itself closed towards the streets and opens up generously in shape of an atrium house with a floor-to-ceiling glas facade towards the backyard and garden. A wooden fence closes the site towards the streets and remains the requirement of closed building structures specified by the town development plan. There are no strict borders between inside and outside towards the atrium and garden – it is a smooth and floating transition. Also the inside is designed to be an open and lightflooded living concept. Foyer, living room and kitchen are one smooth continuous living space, winding around the center terrace – two curved windows support the soft shape of the living space. The outdoor pool ist the eastern enclosure of the atrium, beyond the pool the garden continues until the historic “stadl” which encloses
the site on the other end. The parents area is oriented to the garden, the kids area towards the front courtyard, which maintains a feeling of privacy for both generations. Roof and Atriumwalls are made of prefabricated cross laminated timber – the inner surrounding cantilever roof gives shadow to the inside during the summer months. The outside facade material is a simple grated stucco – supporting the closed and unpretentious outside appearance , whereas the inside facade is made of pre-weathered larch-laths framed by an white aluminium ribbon.