Revitalized 1920s Residence: Folded Corten House
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Revitalized 1920s Residence: Folded Corten House

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Found on Architizer his residence is a fascinating modern home that shows us how contemporary materials can enhance the beauty of modern residential designs. The Folded Corten House displays 215 square meters of wide open spaces visually connected to the outside with the help of expansive use of glass both on the walls and on the ceilings. The mesmerizing Corten-cladded residence was designed by Austrian studio X Architekten with offices in Vienna and Linz. By resizing and revamping an existing 1920s residential building, the architects designed a link between the public and private area by folding and cutting a Corten steel panel.

The slightly sloped terrain allowed the architects to use this little detail in constructing a clear line between the addition and the original building, seen in the difference between levels and use of building materials. The client’s brief included several points: modern energy standards, strong visual connection to the surroundings, a clearer living space, and terraces that seamlessly connect the interior spaces to the surrounding landscape. Located on the southern border of the Linz city in Austria, the geometric terraced house is unique in both concept and design. How do you feel about Corten cladding – is it too bold?

 

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