INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE SELECTS COMMOD FOCUS AMONG THE TOP 5!
COMMOD Focus – one of our current favorite homes – made it to the top 5 in the “small country house” category of the extremely prestigious “Best of Year Awards 2022” and was named an “Honoree” in New York on December 8, 2022. See the 5 winning projects here. We are very happy with the owners Raphaela and Dominik about this internationally prestigious award and are sure that the certificate will find a special place in their COMMOD Focus.
“We are honored by this internationally prestigious recognition of our work and it inspires us to be mentioned in the same breath as BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, Snøhetta and Kenzo Digital, Gensler, Perkins&Will, Adjaye Associates, Deborah Berke Partners, Desai Chia Architecture and many more,” said our managing directors Michaela Maresch and Gerald Brencic.
About the “Best of Year Awards
The awards are presented by “Interior Design Magazine“, which, in addition to a huge print run and thanks to 3.2 million followers on Instagram and 4.8 million followers on Facebook, has become one of the most influential media in the field of design worldwide.
“Now celebrating its 17th year, Interior Design’s Best of Year has become the ultimate measure of excellence, showcasing what’s happening today in every category of design while simultaneously setting the bar even higher for the future. Interior Design’s Best of Year is the design industry’s premiere design awards program, honoring the most significant work of the year as well as recognizing designers, architects, and manufacturers from around the globe.”
You can find out more about the house here. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
A brilliant floor plan paired with a spectacular location in the middle of the Carinthian mountains have taken into account the residents’ desire to “bring the outdoors in”.
The design of the house combines coziness, openness, and practicality with a wow effect. The modern living room window, which cantilevers freely into the hillside, forms an exciting contrast to the stone tower dating from 1907 and Falkenstein Castle to the north of the property.
COMMOD FOCUS is a modular house in timber frame construction with cellulose insulation and a net floor area of 102 m², sitting on reinforced concrete strip foundations. The structure and exterior spaces are designed as intersecting 4-corners. The base of the house is an optimized cuboid with a flat roof, which arranges the more private living spaces – sleeping, sanitary, working, and storage – in a secluded manner.
The key feature of the house is the positioning of the living and dining area, which shoots out from the base cube like the focus of a camera and projects above the site as a funnel-shaped enclosed picture window. Entering the house, visitors can already sense the heart of it and curiosity is built by the slightly off-axis docking of the living space. After passing into the living area, the first view falls through the floor-to-ceiling window to the right over the terrace deck into the breathtaking mountain landscape.
The kitchen – to the left – is open and flows directly into the living area. The dark brown leather tabs for opening the kitchen fronts, made of oiled oak veneer, stand out as design elements. The end of the windowsill facing the kitchen has been covered with gray patterned wool and serves as a bench.
The facade of the main structure is made of chopped thermal spruce. The cantilevered structure pushes out of it like a camera lens and is covered with a subtle light gray plaster facade in broom finish to stand out from the ensemble. The funnel-shaped reveal is also clad with thermally chopped spruce and completes the appearance of COMMOD FOCUS harmoniously and elegantly.
Find more about the house here. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Pictures by Tamara Frisch Photography