This modern glass and wood house extension in Salzburg, Austria, was intended to increase the square footage of a single family house and bring natural light inside. An old house in Salzburg became the perfect playing ground for a game of light and warmth. Aichberger Architektur Studio visualized the two-story structure as elongating towards the garden, opening towards sunlight.
An opportunity to create a different lifestyle arises from this addition. The owner enjoys views of the backside garden through a transparent glass wall wrapped around the corner. Dressed in a wooden skin, this addition acquires views of the rectangular swimming pool through frameless windows.
Contrasting the old structure, this new glass and wood addition brings in light, air and framed views of green surroundings. Harmoniously coming together, the family home addition was carefully integrated in the existing architecture. The inviting swimming pool elongates the idea of warmth by displaying a wooden continuation of the addition’s skin. Stylishly furnished with functional pieces enhancing the use of renewed social spaces, the compact glass and wood box feels like a logical transition to the warm, alluring garden.
For more inspiration, check out this glass and timber addition to a 1950?s Hampshire house or this striking modern addition bringing light and LA views inside. Which one do you find most inspiring?
A good building should make you want to look at it. Even if not always liked by passers-by, it should always make them feel something. Manchester Metropolitan’s University’s business school is a building that effortlessly fits this criteria. Indeed for many, the building by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is their first taste of the architecture of Manchester as they travel along the arterial road, Mancunian Way. With its distinct ski-slope roof, and glittering mirrored appearance, it provides a flash of silver, and a dazzling break from the dull greys of the motorway, greeting motorists in a slightly space-age way as they enter the city
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.