year: 2008 | typologie: residential | status: complete
The “Alpine Building” project is a contrast to the otherwise ornate architectural style in blooming Kitzbühel and attracts attention with its strong, contemporary appearance. The alpine architecture must not succumb to the prevailing kitsch, but should also offer space for progressive views. The design is conceived as a spiral shaped sculpture that is put together from several "wooden blocks" to form a three-storey and 350 m² building. In the structurally most demanding area, the two cantilevered components, formulated as “bridgeheads”
The outer skin is clad by wooden panels coated with synthetic resin. The steel construction is combined with an energetically consistent wooden substructure with cellulose thermal insulation to form a mixed construction. The L-shaped ground floor is a solid construction and its arrangement forms a private inner courtyard. In addition to the construction concept, the room configuration is also of elementary importance for the work.
rest on only one small part of the building and protrude eight on one side and twelve meters on the other. The intention of the architectural appearance is to make the two bodies look like two abstract jumps. The resulting forces are diverted into an experimental steel framework with six centimeter thick steel cables, the resulting tilting movement is balanced by a foundation formulated as a counterweight. The construction as a design element is consciously given space for visible development.