Villa minimale

An allotment house in the suburban hills of Vienna. A summer retreat for relaxation, sociable events and gardening. Optimized floor space with maximum of efficiency. The maximum gross floor area is limited by building laws to 35m², the building height to 5m. The house is meant to host a family of four persons. Villa minimale: Villa Rotonda meets Kings Road House. The ground floor consists of a central dining space, a bathroom, a kitchen, a cozy niche and a staircase. On the upper level there are three bunks with a “camping”-feeling and views to the stars through skylights. Four identical wooden „sheds“ are put together in form of a windmill with a central oculus inside. Prefabricated timber construction with larch cladding on the outside with a copper roof and sea pine plywood cladding on the inside. The relationship/flow between interior and exterior is crucial to the atmosphere inside the house: the landscape flows through the building allowing views into nature in all four directions.


Clemens Kirsch Architektur

Family K.

Year of completion

Vienna, Austria

Total area
35 m2

Site area
300 m2

Clemens Kirsch Architektur

Stage 180°

Project Partners

Building physics/HVAR consultant: Bauklimatik

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