Monolithic Maiden Tower Contrasts Wildly with Austria’s Picturesque Alpine Environment

by , 08/21/14
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

Marte Marte Architekten, steel facade, oxidized steel, mountain house, Alpine architecture, Austrian architects, metal facades, green architecture, underground pools, tower design

The vertical structure creates a visual contrast to the surrounding landscape, not only in its geometry but also through its use of materials. The conspicuous steel envelope pops out of the picturesque alpine environment dominated by greenery and sloping volumes. The tower strives upwards and creates a new space toward the existing house while an intimate semi-courtyard is complemented by a narrow pool.

Related: Solar-Powered Alpine Hut Boasts Spectacular Mountain Views in Switzerland

The spaces armored in oxidized steel include a library that is connected to a separate kitchen and leads to the upstairs children’s bedroom via a dining area. The upper floors offer stunning views of the mountains and the existing stone residence.

+ Marte Marte Architekten

Via Archdaily

Photos by Marc Lins

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