Architecture studio Juri Troy has designed this eco-friendly timber house as a family home in Sulzberg, rural Austria. The house uses a solid wood construction and home grown wood for a minimal carbon dioxide consumption.
House in Sulzberg technical information
- Architects : Juri Troy Architects
- Location : Sulzberg, Austria
- Typology : Residential / Private House
- Project Year : 2014
- Area : 541 m2
- Plot Size : 901 m2
- CO2 Emissions : 6 kg/m2 (A++)
- Total Energie Efficience Faktor : 0,51 (A++)
- Solar Panels: 112 m²
- Photographs : © Courtesy of Juri Troy Architects
The solid wood construction and the use of home grown wood allow for a minimal carbon dioxide consumption. The holistic energy concept comprises the use of a short distance district heating and an energy roof that is ideally orientated and delivers electricity as well as warm water.
– Juri Troy Architects
Project decription by the Architects
The House on the Mountain was conceived as house for one family with three additional holiday apartments.
It softly nestles against the slope and it’s size, roof shape and materials are inspired by the traditional “Wälderhaus” 1.
The plot shapes the volume horizontally and vertically. As a result the public entrance can be accessed from the lower level and the private family entrance can be reached from the ground floor. The façade is covered by silver fir shingles and additionally structured through horizontal window strips.
The interior is equally furnished in wood. The solid wood construction and the use of home grown wood allow for a minimal carbon dioxide consumption. The holistic energy concept comprises the use of a short distance district heating and an energy roof that is ideally orientated and delivers electricity as well as warm water.
1. About the traditional “Wälderhaus”
The Waelderhaus is a structure in Kohler, Wisconsin managed by the Kohler Foundation. It was constructed by Marie C Kohler as a memorial to her father John Michael Kohler II (1844–1900). It was built as a headquarters for the Kohler Women’s Club, the local chapter of Girl Scouts and as a public meeting place for lectures and small performances.
The building was designed and furnished by Austrian architect Kaspar Albrecht. It was designed in the traditional style of the Bregenzerwald (Bregenz Forest) region of western Austria. The veranda, living room and work room were done in the original style. The lower level was provided with modern facilities in the kitchen. The lower level also houses a dining room along with the dressing and make-up rooms to service the auditorium on the main level.