House S was completed in 2007 byAtelier Heiss Architects an Austrian-based design studio. The contemporary extension was to an existing house in Vienna, Austria.
According to the architects: Old and new contrast – a drastic reconstruction preserving only the facade facing the street created a symbiosis of restraint and generosity. While the conventional design of the house on the outside seems almost anonymous, the open structure towards the garden speaks a modern architectural language.
This beautiful contemporary home features a compact but perfectly sized swimming pool with outdoor decking, perfect for those lazy Austrian summer days. Images courtesy of Peter Burgstaller.
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In the past domestic staircases were built within the confines of a hall or entrance lobby and even grand staircases within stately homes were situated in areas where people tended not to linger due to the challenges of heating these magnificent residences.