Neustift, Italy – bergmeisterwolf architekten

Project Year :    2014
Developed Area :    300.0 m2
Photographs :    Lukas Schaller, Gustav Willeit, Leonhard Angerer , Mads Mogensen, Jürgen Eheim

Kofererhof House is a modern structure that sits beside an old farmhouse – quite a vision of inverses. It is a long, vertical building made of raw concrete. It contrasts beautifully with the aging materials of the farmhouse.

Kofererhof House blends well with the surrounding landscape.
Kofererhof House blends well with the surrounding landscape.

The house stands in the middle of a vineyard. Despite its modern appearance, the house blends well with the surrounding landscape. It “rises up” from the ground, being a part of the natural environment.

The interior, done in neutral shades, is bright and airy.
The interior, done in neutral shades, is bright and airy.

Inside, it is bright and airy, with timber being the dominant material of choice. It is used in floors, furniture, built-ins, and ceilings. Large glass windows provide great outside views.

Kofererhof House is contemporary architecture designed with restraint.

Notes from the Architect:

The new residential building will be built next to the parental farmhouse, on the hill above the monastery’s Nativity. a building that is rooted in its origins with the landscape and growing up becomes part of the reblandschaft. a long-drawn body that expands into a farmyard situation during the course of the terrain. the building will be part of the vineyard, the landscape. The result is a new “center”, an open but intimate area, a courtyard around which the monolith nestles. on the outside, the raw washed concrete, inside a timber construction, which at the same time assumes the constructive and static function as a roof support. to continue, to open, to grow out of oneself. a game with spaces, with heights and views.

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