Austria: The beauty of the modular architecture: HolzBOX Planneralm

Category: Design Travelers;

Storyteller: Ines Delić, architect;

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As whole of Austria was at the Hahnenkamm Ski Race in Kitzbühel we decided to be rebellious and searched for peace at a smaller ski resort, the Planneralm. Located in the Schladming-Dachstein Region (Styria) it is a very idyllic place and heaven for free riders. In-between old Austrian mountain houses there is a very interesting piece of architecture that was our home for the weekend. The „HolzBox (WoodBox) Planneralm” is a multifunctional Camp module for youth and families. The inventors were HolzBox, an architecture office from Innsbruck and the Design won in 2003 a competition of the Styrian provincial government for modular youth camps. 

Kada je cijela Austrija bila na Hahnenkamm ski utrci u Kitzbühel-u, mi smo se odlučili biti buntovni i potražiti mir u nešto manjem skijalištu, Planneralm. Smješteno u Schladming-Dachstein regionu (Štajerska), to je vrlo idilično mjesto i raj za freerider-e. Između starih, austrijskih planinskih kućica nalazi se jedan vrlo zanimljiv komadić arhitekture koji je tog vikenda, bio naš dom. “HolzBox (dreveniBOX) Planneralm” je višenamjenski kamp-modul za mlade i obitelji. Izumitelji su HolzBox, arhitektonski ured iz Innsbruck-a, a njihov dizajn je 2003. godine osvojio natječaj štajerske pokrajinske vlade modularnih kampova za mlade.

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The Idea is pretty simple: three equal, arbitrarily combinable container modules from solid wood panels. This apartment complex consists of a common room module, a sauna module and twelve Apartment modules with 6 beds. The boxes were, as originally planned, prefabricated in the hall and placed by a mobile crane onto the concrete base with a utility room. So, the ground floor makes space for a covered car park.

HolzBox developed a particularly economical floor plan that can been modified, if necessary. The housing modules are divided longitudinally in an entrance-, living-, kitchen-, a sanitary and sleeping area. They can accommodate up to eight people.

Ideja je vrlo jednostavna: tri jednaka, proizvoljno moguce kombinovana, kontejner modula od masivnog drveta. Ovaj apartmanski kompleks se sastoji od modula zajedničke prostorije, modula sauna i dvanaest apartman modula sa šest kreveta. Kutije su, kako je prvobitno planirano, prefabrikovane u tvornici a onda postavljene pomoću mobilne dizalice na betonsku osnovu u kojoj se nalazi i nusprostorija. Tako je bilo moguce u prizemlju planirati i prostor za natkriveni parking.

HolzBox je razvio posebno ekonomičan tlocrt koji, po potrebi, može biti i modifikovan. Moduli za stanovanje su uzdužno podijeljeni na ulazni, dnevni, kuhinjski, sanitarni i spavaći dio. Tu se može smjestiti do osam osoba.

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In addition to the low-energy standards an intensive landscape reference is distinguished. The optimization of the “Panorama gaze” by large-area glazing connects to the respective specific responses to topography and context. Aside ecological comes the atmospheric quality of wood. CLT (cross-laminated timber) elements in ceilings and walls are visually presented. Panels with colored or neutral Laminates were used at the two front face sides, but also in the wet cells. The furniture, also designed by the architects, was made of anthracite-colored MDF.

Kao dodatak niskoenergetskim standardima istaknuta je i intenzivna referenca prema pejzažu. Optimizacija “Panorama pogleda” pomoću velikog površinskog ostakljenja daje konkretne odgovore na topografiju i kontekst. Osim ekološkog, korišteno drvo daje i vizuelni kvalitet. CLT (popriječno-lamelirani drveni) elementi u stropovima i zidovima su vizuelno predstavljeni. Obojeni ili neutralni laminirani paneli korišteni su na objema bočnim fasadama, ali i u vlažnim ćelijama. Namještaj, koji je također dizajn arhitekata, napravljen je od MDF ploča antracitne boje.

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In 2008 the HolzBox Apartment Modules were nominated for the Austrian Architecture State Award (Staatspreis Architektur 2008). The design adequacy, the system’s flexibility and the possibility of disassemble and reassembly of the “WoodenBoxes” is a perfect example of a new understanding for modular architecture.

Now pack your ski equipment and head off to Austria!

2008. godine HolzBox Apartmanski Moduli nominirani su za austrijsku državnu nagradu u oblasti arhitekture (Staatspreis Architektur 2008). Adekvatnost dizajna, fleksibilnost sistema, kao i mogućnost demontaže te ponovnog sklapanja “Drvene kutije” predstavlja savršen primjer novog pristupa modularnoj arhitekturi.

A sada spakujte vašu skijašku opremu, i pravac Austrija

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