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)