Designer: ma hoRe
Location: Tyrol, Austria
H_plonerloft is a minimalist house located in Austria, designed by ma hoRe. Approached by a private landlord, ma hoRe architects were appointed to develop the design for the extension of an existing building in Innsbruck. The unit contained both office space in the ground floor and apartments in the upper levels. The local building law defining the maximum height of buildings in that specific area of Innsbruck was the main criteria influencing the design strategy of the architects. Reducing the ceiling height to 2.30 meters fulfilled the regulations in a legal sense but obviously brought up the problem of spatial/inhabitable quality. Lightening up the room and defining a view became the main issue.