House Simma

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

A 60s brick house was covered with a straw shell in a general renovation. This created a completely new, modern building.

Key data

Province:VorarlbergCity:Egg / HittisauCompletion:2011Type of Construction:straw bale wrappingDesign/ArchitectureGeorg BechterPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KHeating/Ventilation System:kontrollierte Be- und EntlüftungCategories:Projects Austria, Straw Bale Lighthouse Project,
More about this Straw Bale House

Ein 60er-Jahre Ziegelhaus wurde in einer Genralsanierung mit einer Strohhülle überzogen. Damit entstand ein komplett neuer, moderner Baukörper mit abgeschrägten Fensterlaibungen und Holzschindelfassade. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Vorarlberger Holzbaupreis 2011, Das beste Haus 2013 und Constructive Alps 2013.

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.