Villa by the Lake / Alexander Diem

first_imgphotographs:  Andreas BalonPhotographs:  Andreas BalonSave this picture!© Andreas BalonRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. Fence, garden, wooden facade, exterior wall, social rooms, private rooms— the farther one gets into the villa by the lake, the more private and gentle the building appears. Privacy is the central theme of this single-family home in close proximity to a lake. In a time which supposedly knows no privacy any more, the built volume celebrates the transition from public to private spaces. The value assigned to, and the resultant hierarchy of, spaces derives directly from how long you stay in them. The stairs, for example, are treated as a subordinate area and are reduced to mere necessity in regard to ceiling height and floor space. By contrast, living rooms are laid out very generously, with ceiling heights up to 5.6 meters. Rounded floor plans define a counter- position to the usual rationalist architecture, generating a sense of homey security. Australia 2014 Year:  Projects Area:  630 m² Area:  630 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Andreas Balon+ 14 Share Houses CopyHouses•Australia Architects: Alexander Diem Area Area of this architecture project “COPY”center_img ArchDaily Save this picture!© Andreas BalonThe distinctive wooden facade self-assuredly takes up the rustic patterns of the region. With panels closed, the cut-out shapes which symbolize food, harvest, and fruit cast shadows on the inside and almost look like exotic wallpapers. The panels are variable and may be kept open or closed as required. The facade is not only for sun protection, but also enables controlling the degree of privacy desired. While offering possibilities for seclusion and intimacy, the house is by no means isolated from its local environs: the lakeside villa responds to its site-specific context, integrating it with the universal needs of the inhabitants.Save this picture!© Andreas BalonArts as an integral part of architectureArt in architecture, which has long been common practice in the public sector was implemented by Alexander Diem here in a private project. A piece by artist Nick Oberthaler is integrated in the terrace floor. And the elaborate main door by artist Plamen Dejanoff quotes the heavy doors of historical country houses. Both artists are represented by Vienna-based gallerist Emanuel Layr whom Alexander Diem called in as an expert already in the planning phase, thus setting up a role model. Normally, art only comes into play after the completion of a building.Save this picture!© Andreas BalonProject gallerySee allShow lessmatterbetter Launches Competition in Honor of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17Architecture NewsInteractive Infographic: How Much do Architecture Graduates Earn?Architecture News Share Villa by the Lake / Alexander DiemSave this projectSaveVilla by the Lake / Alexander Diem ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/551518/villa-by-the-lake-alexander-diem Clipboard Villa by the Lake / Alexander Diem “COPY” 2014 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/551518/villa-by-the-lake-alexander-diem Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAlexander DiemOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on October 01, 2014Cite: “Villa by the Lake / Alexander Diem” 01 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more