House P by NAJJAR NAJJAR architects is a seamless integration of architecture and landscape

Situated in the outskirts of Vienna, in the foothills of the Wienerwald, House P is a sequence of expansive interconnected zones.

The design concept of House P aims to seamlessly integrate the building into the lush landscape, with particular emphasis on engaging residents with the natural beauty of the surroundings and the idyllic vistas. The spatial arrangement within the living areas has been carefully crafted to create a sequence of expansive, interconnected zones. The overall experience is further enriched by unobstructed sightlines, allowing inhabitants to perceive the living spaces as a vast panorama.

Unobstructed sightline, providing ample view of the surroundings
Unobstructed sightline, providing ample view of the surroundings

The ongoing spatial zoning within the interior is mirrored in the design of the outdoor areas. This concept seamlessly integrates the generous terrace and the pool, which is orientated perpendicular to the building axis, with the indoor spaces. This design coherence creates a fluid transition between the interior and exterior. The terrace and pool become integral components of the living space, affording residents the opportunity to fully embrace the outdoor beauty and tranquillity while maintaining a harmonious connection to the interior of the house. A generously curved, shell-like and cantilevered roof covers the upper level living space as well as the garden level, providing unobstructed views of the city. The roof has been intentionally designed to maximise passive solar gains and is equipped with solar panels.

The building is supplied by a geothermal system featuring a heat pump installation, and benefits from passive cooling as well as earth ducts for sustainable climate control.

Building is supplied by a geothermal system
Building is supplied by a geothermal system

Technical sheet

Structural engineer: Werkraum Ingenieure ZT Wien
Building physics: Kaltenegger und Partner Architekten ZT GmbH
HVAC engineer: Ökoplan Energiedienstleistungen GmbH
Energy design: teamgmi Ingenieurbüro GmbH Österreich
Lighting consultant: LITEstudio Wien
Construction supervision: Rames Najjar, Wilfred Pleyer
Year: 2023
Area: 8,600 sq.ft

Photography by Curt Themessl

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