innauer matt perches secluded timber house along mountainous landscape in austria

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‘Ebnit’ mountain house by Innauer Matt

 

Adding to its extensive collection of nature-surrounded timber projects, architecture firm Innauer Matt Architekten (IMA) introduces ‘Ebnit’, a small house that overlooks the mountainous landscape of Vorarlberg, Austria. Perched along a picturesque meadow, the hut is entirely covered with wooden panels and is topped by a gable roof, giving it a familiar appearance that recalls the archetypal idea of a home. Large openings and extensive balconies offer residents generous views and the opportunity to establish a deep connection with the natural environment.

innauer matt perches secluded timber house along mountainous landscape in austria


the small house overlooks the mountainous landscape of Vorarlberg, Austria | all images courtesy of Nicolas Wefers

 

 

enjoying peace and quiet amidst the scenic landscape

 

The small house by Innauer Matt Architects (find more here) stands secluded, away from other buildings, offering residents the opportunity to enjoy peace and quiet amidst the scenic landscape. High mountains and lush trees envelop the timber cabin, which stands out from the green surroundings due to its materiality.

 

The three-story structure stands on a concrete base, but is otherwise constructed of wood. Thin wooden panels wrap the entire building, giving it a striking exterior, but also filtering the natural light that enters the interior. Large windows provide views of the lush forest, and balconies blur the line between inside and outside, bringing residents closer to nature. The interiors are also clad in wood, both in terms of walls and furniture. A wall of dark green tiles in the living room and a marble slab in the kitchen break the continuity of the wooden surfaces and add an unexpected visual element to the house.

innauer matt perches secluded timber house along mountainous landscape in austria
the hut is entirely covered with wooden panels and is topped by a gable roof

innauer matt perches secluded timber house along mountainous landscape in austria
the three-story structure stands on a concrete base, but is otherwise constructed of wood

innauer matt perches secluded timber house along mountainous landscape in austria
the pitched roof gives the structure a familiar appearance that recalls the archetypal idea of a home

innauer matt perches secluded timber house along mountainous landscape in austria
the cabin stands out from the green surroundings due to its materiality

innauer matt perches secluded timber house along mountainous landscape in austria
horizontal wooden slabs envelop the residence

innauer matt perches secluded timber house along mountainous landscape in austria
the balconies offer residents generous views of the mountainous surroundings

innauer matt perches secluded timber house along mountainous landscape in austria
the interior is also clad in wooden surfaces

innauer matt perches secluded timber house along mountainous landscape in austria
large openings and balconies allow the residents to form a close bond with nature

 

 

project info: 

 

name: Ebnit
architects: Innauer Matt Architekten
location:
Vorarlberg, Austria

myrto katsikopoulou I designboom

jan 19, 2023