MODUS architects ATTIA-SCAGNOL : Neuer Sitz DAMIANI-HOLZ&KO AG - best architects 14

MODUS architects ATTIA-SCAGNOL

Neuer Sitz DAMIANI-HOLZ&KO AG

best architects 14

office/administrative buildings

Place

Brixen/Südtirol

Photos

Günter Wett

Description

The brief for the addition to the timber construction company outlined the need for a building that communicated both the company’s business and green philosophy. As a result, the building showcases multiple timber construction systems and uses raw, industry-grade wood as a finished material in different forms. The building has been awarded the top three green certifications issued by the local environmental council. The building is a compact wooden monolith resting on a black concrete base. The jagged wooden brise-soleil pulls together the draping second skin in an undulating rhythm that wavers between an impenetrable, solid construction to then dematerialise into a light and airy volume. This double reading and binary use of wood as heavy and light, robust and delicate, static and dynamic accompanied the design process in both its architectural and technical conception.