Conversion of city villa with new penthouse

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

After a general renovation and the construction of a penthouse in place of the old attic, a new city domicile was created for a family of several doctors.

Key data

Province:Lower AustriaCity:EggenburgCompletion:2012Type of Construction:infill constructionDesign/ArchitectureBauatelier Schmelz & SalomonCarpenter:Hauer Holztechnik GmbHBuilding Company/Main Contractor:Schüllerbau/StronsdorfStraw Builder:Hauer Holztechnik GmbHPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Prefab Straw Bale, Projects Austria, Renovation Refurbishment,
More about this Straw Bale House

Nach einer Generalsanierung und Aufbau eines Penthouse`s anstelle des alten Dachbodens, entstand ein neues Stadtdomiziel für eine mehrköpfige Ärztefamilie. Die Wohlfühloase im Dachgeschoss lebt durch die herrliche Aussicht über die Altstadt und die Hülle aus mit Baustrohballen gedämmten Wand- und Deckenelementen mit Lehmputzplatten.

About the author

Herbert Gruber

Herbert Gruber

Herbert is author of the book "Neues Bauen mit Stroh in Europa" (New Building with Straw in Europe), head of the austrian strawbale network ASBN and partner in the Leonardo-project "STEP" (Strawbale Training for European Professionals) and the Erasmus project "BuildStraw Pro" (a project to get formal national recognition of the training) and "Make your City Smart". As a collector he documents European straw bale buildings since 1999 on his website (database, german), in lectures, workshops and books.