Nestled within the Austrian countryside sits a gorgeous home designed by architect Alexander Diem. The secluded residence is called Villa Am See and features a unique faade of intricate, repeat-pattern designs cut out from wood; their imagery is meant to symbolize food and the harvest. Not only are these beautifully-detailed panels something to admire, but they address the concerns of personal privacy. Each piece is movable and can be opened or closed on demand – reminiscent of a Chinese folding screen.
Artistic elements are integrated as part of the building's architecture. A piece by Nick Oberthaler is embedded in terrace's floor, and artist Plamen Dejanoff created an elaborate entrance door that references the kind that you'd find in a historical country house.
Inside of the structure, the interior areas were designated a value based on the amount of time spent in them. The living rooms are large and expansive with 18-foot ceilings, while the stairs are treated with less importance. This type of consideration, along with the light and shadows cast from the wood-cut panels, undoubtedly creates a tranquil home for its inhabitants.
Alexander Diem website
Photos by Andreas Balon