01 August, 2011

Rural vs urban

An old, idyllic farm, hidden among the peaceful villages of the moraine landscape just outside Vienna. Bought by an architect couple Carmen Wiederin and Philipp Tschofen, soon became much more than a summer retreat. In the begining the only plan was to enjoy the quiet rural life: hung a hammock between two apple trees, plant tomatoes... and renovate the house, of course.

The project turned out to be an important learning experience - it required do-it-yourself skills and mostly traditional construction methods. It went so well that the architects (running the successful studio Propeller Z in Vienna) started thinking about creating something entirely new.

The modern house they designed compliments the surroundings in a balanced, elegant way. Designed proportionally, it doesn't overwhelm the old house and it's hardly visible from the road outside the farm. Aluminum-covered walls contrast beautifully with the nature around, and the wooden planks at the back refer to the style of reginal buildings.























































photography: Propeller Z and Christian Schaulin (via: Vårt Nya Hem)

14 comments:

  1. i like makeovers like this.

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  2. This place is beautiful. I love the green details.

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  3. What a gorgeous place! Looks so tranquil there. And I just love that green door :)

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  4. These pictures are so gorgeus!!!!
    nice day from www.ahhhlaladeco.com

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  5. Now I started to think about symbolic meaning of green door... but maybe I think too much :)

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  6. What a beautiful space so tranquil feeling.

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  7. Zastanawiam się co podoba mi się najbardziej: składzik na opał, zielona(pistacjowa) kuchnia, połączenie nowoczesności z czymś wiekowym...może po prostu powiem, że podoba mi się absolutnie wszystko. Świetny koncept!

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  8. love the blending of the old and new. the addition is stunning. happy monday to you!

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  9. A beautiful combination of rustic and modern!


    Camila Faria

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  10. Oh wow wow wow! I just love the mixture between the old and new styles and the gorgeous pops of bright green!

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  11. Cool house, modern yet so homey.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and the blog birthday wishes ;-)

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  12. Very cool blend! Love when homeowners strike the right balance, xoxo

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  13. It is truly beautiful, the right balance between old and new, i like how they have created a new home respecting the old one, and using similar materials, love the big windows and the view.

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