Lake House / Maximilian Eisenköck Architects

Lake house / maximilian eisenköck architects
© Maximilian Eisenköck

Architect’s Statement: The Neufeldersee – a small lake about 30 minutes away from Vienna, Austria – located between 2 small mountain regions offers an ideal space for summer recreation. The horseshoe-shaped building with a floor space of 220m² is located on the shores of the small lake which was created by flooding an open-cast mine in 1932. It is owned by the royal Esterházy family.

Lake house / maximilian eisenköck architects
© Maximilian Eisenköck

The center of the building is a courtyard in the middle – the patio – which is enclosed by 3 sides of the building and only opens for the water and the evening sun out.

Lake house / maximilian eisenköck architects
© Maximilian Eisenköck

Wood as main building material was chosen from the outset of the whole process of design. It was the only way to get the complex geometry done without cold spots and with the demanded slim dimensions.

First, the prefabricated wooden elements were placed on the foundation plate. The façade was made like a Japanese ornament with black straps. The resulting fields fill the African Okume plates.

Lake house / maximilian eisenköck architects
© Maximilian Eisenköck

Large glass elements were created on the north side – not least in order to provide the optimal light painting residents available.

The only large-scale southern glazing is located in the area of natural shadowing by the neighboring building making further shading unnecessary.

In some places the height of the glazing reaches up to the top of the building itself and dematerialized itself in this manner.

Lake house / maximilian eisenköck architects
© Maximilian Eisenköck

Ecology
Another ecological approach can be found – beyond high component insulation values – in the form of an optimized and space-saving and sensible zoning of the living areas. Being a summer house shelter from the sun surpassed the need for a large south-facing exposure.
All expansive glazings were created on the north side – not least in order to provide the ideal light for the painting residents.

Lake house / maximilian eisenköck architects
© Maximilian Eisenköck

Particularities
Slim construction – Attica lots construction – even with sliding elements. Intricate structures rather than uniform thermal insulation composite facade. Today’s construction and the relocation of the building-budget towards building mechanization often compels architects to pragmatism – we want to change that in our design. We want to invest in the design, the shape und the surfaces more than in its technical features.

Lake house / maximilian eisenköck architects
© Maximilian Eisenköck

In this project it meant that high quality products could be installed while keeping a reasonable budget. The weighting was towards high architectural quality combined with achieving a low amount of square meters trough a clever floorplan.

Project Details:
Location: Neufeldersee Hornstein, 7053, Region: Burgenland, Austria
Type: ResidentialHouses
Architects: Maximilian Eisenköck Architects
Photographs: Maximilian Eisenköck

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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