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Contemporary Penthouse B in Austria by Destilat

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Vienna-based architectural practice, Destilat, has designed the Penthouse B project. Completed in 2013, the contemporary family home is located in Am Bachlberg, Linz, Austria.

This former home of a family of entrepreneurs from Linz is located near the top of Bachlberg, in very quiet area near the woods, overlooking the provincial capital of Linz, with a panoramic view of the distant Alps.

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According to the architects: “In cooperation with W. Wimmer, this run down home with its spacious garden was converted into a modern apartment with three living units. The original structure was gutted and extended by an additional floor with insulated timber.

“Starting at the socle storey, the entire structure was slightly turned to optimise its viewing angles.

“Covered entirely with grey shingles made of asbestos cement (Eternit), the building has a very monolithic and sculptural character due to its seemingly random distribution of apertures for windows, loggias and terraces.

“The former indoor pool area on the ground floor was converted to an apartment with direct access to the property’s garden. However, the crown jewel of this building is the penthouse with its open living, kitchen and dining area and up to 6.5 meter high, open pitched roof and a gallery.

“A massive open fireplace is the almost archaic centre due to its reduced design as well as its concrete base and rough plasterwork. Besides the impressive main room, which includes a gallery, the entrance area as well as the bathrooms were individually designed to meet the clientʼs requirements.”

Images courtesy of the architects

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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June 13, 2014 | Property | View comments

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