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The Trendy Kiko House, Austria

Austrian-based design studio Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten completed the Kiko House project in 2009.  The contemporary home can be found in the small market town of Zirl in the district of Innsbruck-Land, Tyrol, Austria.

According to the architects the the current owners had bought the land a few years earlier.  The piece of grassland was an open landscape, with panoramic views into the surrounding Inn river meadows and the beautiful mountain peaks of Tyrol.

The resulting spatial concept inverts the idea of the ubiquitous semi-detached family house: secondary rooms and garages are packed into two green boxes and pushed sideways towards the property lines, like hedgerows. In between the green boxes, a large living space opens into the garden. Above, on a glazed gap, hovers a compact volume where you can find the bedrooms and the children’s playing area. These individual rooms are arranged around a central space designed as a study, which offers the only direct visual connection to the street, through two perspex hemispheres with transparent bubble chairs swinging and turning between inside and outside.

Images courtesy of Henning Koepke

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February 9, 2012 | Property | View comments

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