The LKA residential building was built in the 1980s and is part of a residential development zone in Schabs in the Eisack Valley. Architect Andreas Gruber was commissioned with the task of integrating the wishes and living requirements of the three owner families into a joint renovation project.
The need for a contemporary adaptation of the existing premises gives hope for more living quality. The living spaces of the existing building, which are strongly oriented towards the west, have so far only been supplied with natural light in the early afternoon. This circumstance prompted the project team to create targeted roof cut-outs to allow natural light to enter the interior of the building via glazed ceiling elements.
“The newly created visual references add a new dimension to living and dissolve classic storey images.”
Architekt Andreas Gruber
This concept is also transferred to the façade and made visible in details with passion. Large skylights cast museum-like light on the white walls of the interior. Having breakfast in the daylight has since led to a better quality of life.