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In the course of modernising the building systems at the historical Hausruckhof farm, the heating system was switched from wood pieces to wood chips. By moving the heating system out to a stand-alone building, its functionality and form could be tailored more precisely to the specified requirements. The robust look of the new structure gives it a confident and independent air. At the same time it echoes in its brick-red exposed concrete walls and wooden sliding doors the material qualities of the existing ensemble. Executing the sliding doors in a slatted structure and arranging skylights on the opposite outer wall ensures the necessary ventilation required for storing wood chips. The materials used are dyed concrete, galvanised steel and rough-sawn larchwood, all of which will take on a natural patina as they age, harmonising more and more with the older buildings.