Abstract House (Auszugshaus) / bogenfeld Architects

Auszugshaus is an elegant pavilion built in Austria by bogenfeld Architects that solves the change of generation. It is designed to resolve all the parents needs to let the younger generation stay in the old family home.

Abstract house (Auszugshaus) technical information

In the Austrian countryside, a traditional way to deal with the change of generation (when children have grown up) is to build a new house next to the old one; a so called “Auszugshaus“

– bogenfeld Architects

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Description by bogenfeld Architects

What to do if the children have grown up but want to stay at the parents house. There are some who decide to rebuild the house, others that decide to build another storey. A third option is to build a new house next to the old one; a so called “Auszugshaus“.

In the Austrian countryside this is a traditional way to deal with the change of generation. The younger generation stays in the old family home whereas the parents move into a smaller house. And that is what this family chose to do. A wooden pavilion was placed next to the old family home.

The new elegant pavilion is perfectly designed for the parents needs. Instead of single rooms the architects decided to create a small open loft. A sanitary box in the middle and two side rooms structure the building. Moveable elements enable different areas according to the current needs. Room-high windows allow a surrounding view into the garden and make the living area look even bigger. Accessibility of course is ensured.

The pavilion was prefabricated with high precession. Walls and floors are made of KHL panels. The surface is painted white on the inside and black on the outside. For the windows larch wood was chosen. The wide roof creates a sheltered outdoor area and protects the facade against sun and rain.

Auszugshaus Plans

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Cite this article: "Abstract House (Auszugshaus) / bogenfeld Architects," in ArchEyes, May 26, 2016, http://archeyes.com/auszughaus-bogenfeld-architects/.