There are many unconventional things in this house:
Interior and exterior merge as the natural stone of the exterior wall follows through inside and large floor-to-ceiling glass facades bring the surrounding garden into the living room.
Division between rooms is thanks to different levels, most of which can be reached over only a few steps, often making it possible to omit walls and providing lots of free space. Large sideboards are skillfully used to divide rooms without any obstructions. So although the rooms flow into each other they are still distinct.
This house consists of a sheer explosion of materials and yet at the same time manages to maintain an almost strict clarity.
The lighting concept adapts perfectly to these contradictions. Discreet Più piano imbedded spotlights are almost invisibly integrated in the ceiling and yet create tension thanks to interlocking light beams and shadows created purposefully.
A Sento terra and a Sento lettura in glossy chrome were chosen for the unusual seating arrangement of leather sofa and red velvet armchairs. They not only match the seating arrangement perfectly they match each other perfectly without breaking the tension by symmetry.
Year realized: 2016
Building owner: private
Architecture: CLAUS RADLER ARCHITEKTUR
Lighting planning: Wienlicht
Lights: Più piano, Più RS terra, Sento verticale, Sento terra, Sento lettura, lui basso, lui alto
Photos: Robert Sprang, Munich