Tom's Hut

Recreation place in the woods
Wienerwald/Austria, 2011

raumhochrosen – Heike Schlauch and Robert Fabach

If a mental coach is also an Austrian songwriter, living his life between extremes, he needs a place, a wooden wilderness and a hut far out as a balance to his life in the middle of the town.

This simple house refers intensively to its environment, follows the contour of a previous, decaying building and was really drafted around a man and his passions. An angular shape encloses space on two levels life in this retreat. Firmly closed on all sides with wooden bars, the hut can open his windows to different views. Totally made of wood and prefabricated it provides everything you need in a such a confined space. The hut as a striking identity becomes a partner, a place of retreat, but also for hospitality and personal development. Arrive, find shelter, rest, nourish yourself and find balance within. Then the view outside into the wild. Vision.

Client: Thomas Andreas Beck,

Design: Team: Heike Schlauch, Robert Fabach

Wood construction: Meiberger Holzbau

Photography: Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel

special mention