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Penthouse V in Austria by Destilat Architecture + Design


Destilat Architecture + Design practice shares with us their inspiring design of the Penthouse V in Austria. The design was made possible after the redesign of the Werzer cinema in Pörtschach, designed by the faned “Wörthersee-Architect” back in 1930s. With the redesign parts of the roof truss were raised making space for this splendid penthouse.

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This 250m2 apartment has become the holiday home of a German business family of seven. Bright floors, cosy grey tones, and lavish white surface areas are the sound foundation of this apartment’s serene, harmonious atmosphere. The centre of the apartment is a spacious living room with the so-called “camouflage kitchen”, which was also designed by destilat. The fronts of this kitchen are furnished with eternit panels. Its drawers have slightly slanted angles. This fresh design element becomes a welcome counterpoint to the relaxed atmosphere of the apartment. A lighting circle hovers above this central point of the living area and further highlights its atmospheric effect. One of this project’s central challenges was to highlight the big and up to six metres high main room in its entirety while creating a cosy and comfortable atmosphere at the same time. The design concept is inspired by structures, textures, and the dynamics of roofscapes. It also pays tribute to a specific feature of Austrian post-war architecture by incorporating milled eternit façade panels as furniture fronts far beyond the central kitchen area. – from DESTILAT Architecture + Design

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