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The house features a spatial hierarchy that favors areas where its residents spend most time. Primary living spaces have double height ceilings, while auxiliary rooms occupy less space and have lower ceilings. In order to provide an optimal level of privacy, the architects introduced a wooden façade that provides a shaded space within the volume of the building and can be automatically moved to bring natural light into the interior.

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Gorgeous patterns of the wooden screens reference traditional patterns found in local design and give the building a feel of airiness and fine porosity. When the wooden panels are open, residents can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding landscape and adjacent lake. At night, the screens shelter the interior from outside views, but create a glowing effect that emphasizes the beauty and intricate detailing of the wooden structure.

+ Alexander Diem

+ Nick Oberthaler

+ Plamen Dejanoff

Via World Architecture News

Photos by Andreas Balon