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1961 Austrian Villa Gets Mod, Glassy Makeover

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The midcentury house in Dornbirn, Austria was attractive already, but far too small. The current owners wanted to expand it while keeping its former shell, but they also desired for it to be transformed into something that felt completely new. The Austrian architect Jochen Specht ended up stripping off the masonry from the façade and adding a wood-and-glass geometric "envelope"—which functions as an addition since it surrounds the old shell with room to spare—to the 1961 villa. He also installed a gabled roof, and light-colored timber interiors. The gorgeously updated villa, which sits on a concrete base on a hill overlooking a valley, now resembles a Mondrian painting.

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