The Townhouse in Neubaugasse was conceived as a hybrid of house and garden. Situated along a firewall in a narrow courtyard typical for the dense, historic part of Viennas 7th district, the building measures 4,6 m in width and 24 m in length and formulates a distinct terracing structure from west to east.
The entire built-up area is compensated by retention roofs and intensively planted passages. In order to avoid an entirely uni-directional orientation of the elongated building, it was divided into a grid of 20 square fields whose projections and recesses in plan and variant heights in section create win- dows and terraces, providing the building with daylight, air, outdoor spaces and views in all directions.
The 3-storey single-family home has a size of 165 square-metres and 16 varying room heights.
132 square-metres of cascading terraces feature trees, shrubby water-re-taining plantings, lawns and vertical green spaces that will have a cooling effect on the microclimate of the home and surrounding courtyard.