We are very pleased with the two commissions we have received for two housing projects in Vorarlberg. Hefel’s Real Estate Companies contacted us to study two plots, one in Kehlegg, in the mountains near the town of Dornbirn, and the other in Götzis, in a residential area in the valley.
In Kehlegg, the steep slope of the terrain, the southern orientation towards the upper part of the plot and the views towards the Bodensee to the north-west greatly conditioned the project. After studying several variants and presenting them to the city council, the Kehlegg project finally consisted of four row houses, based on the typology we developed for the houses in Nenzing. Elaborate entrances and small accents characterise the individual houses.
In Götzis the plot is absolutely flat and the plot has a clear south-facing orientation. We planned a longitudinal two-storey block plus attic with a total of ten flats. A simple and elegant construction, with a light plaster façade, where the open corners of the deep balconies stand out. Access on the north side concentrates the multiple activities on the ground floor, leaving the the south side for the dwellings.