The Suelchen church as it stands today was built in the late Gothic style between 1447 and 1454. Groundworks during a recent renovation revealed the foundations of a pre-Romanesque church with a triapsidal chancel dating back to the 9th century. Subsequent archaeological investigations revealed an even earlier predecessor, believed to be from the 6th or 7th century, beneath the foundations. Continue reading cukrowicz nachbaur
The concept applies themes from both the built and natural surroundings to a composition of three buildings of varying character, size and height. The three-storey existing structure along with a new two storey nursing home and a three storey assisted living centre are brought together around a sheltered courtyard.
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The site is characterised by its location in between a residential area with a heterogeneous structure, density and height and wide open reed lands north of the perimeter. The design of the new residential house responds to the surrounding buildings with a precise primarily single-storey volume. While an inner courtyard creates a more private and protected zone, a big sliding gate offers either total introversion or a view of the surrounding landscape. The superimposed northwest volume which contains an office space with an adjoining roof terrace creates a partially two-storey structure. The building´s constructions as well as all interior and exterior surfaces are designed to be made from untreated local timber. Continue reading cukrowicz nachbaur
The design of the new residential house responds to the heterogeneous surrounding with a compact two-storey volume. The horizontal structure of the facades and the slope of the roof is corresponding to the rural building tradition of the region. The building´s construction as well as all interior and exterior surfaces are designed to be made from untreated local timber. A one-storey secundary structure defines privacy by a courtyard-like situation. Continue reading Cukrowicz Nachbaur