Less is ... Cheaper: Studio Building in Neuaigen
Client: Monika Rienössl, Neuaigen
Architecture: Maximilian Eisenköck
Location: Hauptstraße 26, 3430 Neuaigen bei Tulln (AT)
It is commonly known that it is possible to save money by using components from industrial building. Unfortunately, these have seldom been employed in as masterly a fashion as they have by Maximilian Eisenköck in Neuaigen, a hamlet of around 500 near Tulln in Lower Austria. Artist Monika Rienössl wanted to move back to her childhood home; she resisted all recommendations to demolish her historical, single-storey street-facing house. Eisenköck has renovated it for her and added to it a minimalist, slightly raised pavilion set on steel columns measuring 6 cm in thickness.
The addition can be flexibly used for living and working. “Throughout the entire project, being limited to simple, inexpensive building materials and modular, non-variable parts was a fundamental idea” explains Eisenköck. The targeted dimensions of the roof canopies, which vary according to the direction they face, made it possible to do without any further sun-protection system. Sliding walls and curtains allow the individual areas of the house to be delimited as required.