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Remixing the Basic Gabled House with a Fancy Lattice Façade

All photos by Adolf Bereuter via <a href="">Architekten Innauer Matt</a>
All photos by Adolf Bereuter via Architekten Innauer Matt

Adding to the long list of recent projects that make the case for perforated façades, this house in Austria's pastoral Bregenzerwald region is a lesson in dressing up the basics. As part of a home designed for his brother and sister-in-law, architect Sven Matt wrapped the classic gabled house in an intricate lattice shell made of locally-sourced silver fir.

With bare plaster walls and spruce wood-lined floors, walls, ceilings, and staircases, the interior of the 1,600-square-foot residence is incredibly pared down. Even then, the elaborate latticework finds a way to spice things up. Case in point: the window in the bathroom, where the lattice shell stands in intriguing contrast with muted curtains and gridded tile walls.

· A Simple Gabled House Features an Intricate Latticework Shell [Dwell]
· 8 Homes That Make a Case for Perforated Façades [Curbed]