A new, private staircase leads up to the light, to the spacious attic apartment. Due to roof form regulations in the old town, only the kitchen has a vertical wall and connection to the balcony. All other rooms are lit and ventilated from above.
The functions were located around the existing shafts and pipes, which resulted in an interesting typology of rooms. The bedrooms are traditional, their proportions remind of the apartments below. In the middle there is a light-flooded bathroom, lighting up the corridor through a transom window. The corridor and walk-through kitchen connect to the open living and dining area, divided into two zones by shafts, reminding of the classic room proportions.
The spruce plywood construction, glazed in translucent white, is visible inside - its fine pattern replacing other wall decoration.
"There is not much wall space for hanging paintings in an attic apartment, anyway" - laughs Strobl - "and both me and my wife like the wood pattern."
"Although all our windows are equipped with intelligent software allowing for automatic ventilation, it's important to me to open the windows consciously, together with my 8-year-old daughter. She should understand that to cross-air the apartment, we need to open a window in her room and kitchen at the same time."
Martin Strobl Jr, architect