ZOOOM PRODUCTIONS



LOCATION: FUSCHL, AUSTRIA

DATE: 2000

PROGRAM: OFFICE

SIZE: 600 SM



A sport and action photographer / website designer and his partner wife and child will occupy the house as both an office and a dwelling until the business grows. The program therefore calls for a flexible structure, able to accommodate photoshoots, computer graphics stations, client spaces and living quarters.

The structure is near an old village center, and is subject to restrictive landmark and preservation regulations. In order to economically and spatially maximize the three-story structure, as well as respond to its surroundings, wood siding was chosen to clad the house, and the mass of the house was divided into two discreet roof elements, each divided and sloped diagonally (saddle roof requirement).

The building is depressed into the ground to accommodate a large 16' high photostudio, and to initially separate the office from the private living quarters. Each floor is open to lofts, and features double-height spaces under the lower areas of the roof. This creates a spatial flow through the building, vertical connections of spaces, and allows for a later conversion to a purely professional building.

The building's exterior represents local flavor with modern rationality. Smooth untreated larch siding and large glass openings are combined with metal roofing and colorful panel inserts. The structure is made of prefabricated wall panels (engineered wood laminates), allowing for rapid construction time and a high energy-saving sustainable construction method. Inside, exposed electrical and computer cabling evoke an industrial atmosphere, but are mixed with the warmth and tradition of solid wood

CLIENT: Zooom Productions

DESIGN TEAM: Mark Mack, Stefan Hodl, Steve Bowker, Ariel Asken

BUILDER: Zaunfuchs (Judenburg)

PUBLICATIONS:

GA HOUSES, 2001





CANOPY

OVERALL VIEW

OVERALL VIEW

OVERALL VIEW

EXTERIOR STAIR

EXTERIOR STAIR

EXTERIOR STAIR

LOWER DECK

LOWER DECK

LOWER DECK

ROOF DECK

ROOF DECK

ROOF DECK

ENTRY VIEW

ENTRY VIEW

ENTRY VIEW

SIDE VIEW

SIDE VIEW

SIDE VIEW

ROOF DECK

ROOF DECK

ROOF DECK

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CANOPY