Crease House: A Modern Holiday Home in a Completely Natural Environment

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Crease House was developed by NPArchitects in a natural environment in Krumpendorf am Wörthersee, Austria. Built on a 16-acre site, the house is intended for a permanent residence as well as a holiday home. The client wanted the architecture firm to build a living place that is far away from the inner city from he lives. He also wanted a place that is ideal to entertain.

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The form and plan of the building were in line with the orientation and views from the site. The firm also took advantage of southern orientation in front of the house. Tall trees surround the outdoor living area, offering privacy while getting close to nature.

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The living and entertaining pavilion was set around the deck so that eating, drinking, and resting can be done in days and nights. The first floor houses a living room, dining room, office, utility room, kitchen, vertical communication, and master bathroom. Meanwhile, the second floor has positioned studio, master bedroom, guest room, cloakroom, and a small bathroom.

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The house was designed following a passive solar system to save more energy. It was also designed to be fully operable with proper cross ventilation from the lake on summer days. Even during winter, the house can have strong solar access.

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Placed on the first and second floor, there are glass portals that offer a good opportunity to exit to the terrace and garden. The glass façade then continues around the corner, presenting the panoramic outside views in the living and dining room as well as the kitchen area.

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Dressing area, bedrooms, and bathroom were organized in private areas at the rear of the house. Exposed concrete, anodized aluminum, washed floor screed, glass, galvanized steel, smooth walls, and hand-finished oak wood were mixed together to reduce artifact in nature. These materials also work well with the modern style.

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Bedrooms, dressing area, and bathroom are located in the more private areas at the rear of the building. Exposed concrete, glass, anodized aluminum, galvanized steel, washed floor screed, smooth walls and hand‐finished oak wood are elegantly combined to create a reduced artifact in nature that timelessly adapts the well‐known elements of the Modern style. The house has an area of 300 square meters on a site of 16 acres.

Via NPArchitects

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