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2 Jan ’12

Lebanese Architects Najjar-Najjar Design A Residence In Austria | Architecture


Lebanese architects Karim and Rames Najjar of Najjar-Najjar Architects have designed this stunning 420sq.m residence in Austria back in 2008.The property is accessible from the road behind leading down hills to the building’s main entrance, covered by an extended cantilever roof structure. On the street side the building facade is closed with natural stonework to provide intimacy towards the street.


Following the topography of the site the house is partly carved into the ground where the fitness and wellness facilities are located as well as an office and playroom for children. The dining area with an open kitchen is reached by taking a few steps down from the central hall. From there another couple of steps lead to a comfortable area where one can lounge on the sofa or chaise lounge overlooking the swimming pool and enjoying the marvelous view over the city. The floor materials are distinguished according to level and function. The bedrooms are located on the upper levels that are accessed by stairs which leads to an open gallery.











Architects: Najjar-Najjar Architects
Location: Pöstlingberg, Linz, Austria
Design Team: Julia Martin, Ali Reza Milaninia, Sebastian Brandter
Structural Engineers: Dipl: Ing Karl Födermayr
Garden design: Topolis landscape architecture
M&E Consultant: Techplan – Franz Mack
Electronic: Patrias Ing. Rudolf Patrias
Main contractor: Auboeck Bau Gmbh
Project Area: 420 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Manfred Seidl

About Najjar & Najjar Architects

Brothers Karim and Rames Najjar set up their practice in Vienna in 1999, and since then have executed range of designs from naval architecture to commercial buildings, to villas and their beloved ‘research’ projects. It is easy to see them as brothers constantly playing wit structures and forms, and their built work exudes an energetic enthusiasm for stretching angles and refining elements. There is something, too, of the fascination with natural forms. They might as easily tae on the shape and movement of a jellyfish as an insectoidal form, and then add elegant rhythmic fenestration, a series of supports that from a distance resembles an exoskeleton, all hard shell


Seidlgasse 41/5a
A-1030 Wien
Tel: 0043-1-5953408
Fax: 0043-1-7180833
UID: ATU 53088402

Sadat Street, Sharif Building,
1st Floor (over TSC)
Hamra/ Beirut
Contact: Karim Najjar
+961 70758269
[email protected]

D-70182 Stuttgart
Tel: 0049-711-233131
Fax: 0049-711-2484142
[email protected]


via 1kind and archdaily


  1. Greetings! I’ve been reading your blog for some time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Austin Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the great work!

    Comment by Fred Tiffany — 3 Jan ’12 @ 8:26 pm

  2. At some point I get the feeling that a lot of the residential designs you’ve been highlighting look the same..

    Comment by survivalfirst — 3 Jan ’12 @ 8:34 pm

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