Future Plans

Future Plans

Wohnhaus E4

The dwelling house E4 already has a plan for the future at hand. Usable as a holiday home at the moment, in the future...

...it may serve as a permanent residence in old age as well. 

Haus E4 designed by Bembé Dellinger Architects is situated at Oberhofen /Irsee, a landscape surrounded by mountains and lakes, near Salzburg, Austria. Thanks to its façade of larch shingles, the dwelling house easily integrates into the surrounding landscape.

The architects had already planned several projects in the area of the Fünf-Seen-Land, and had had some experiences with the regulations of landscape protection they could fall back upon.


The material wood is dominant in the entire building. It was used as a surface material in both the façade and the interior as well. Additional to the wooden surfaces, there are some areas in the interior that are white plastered. Every room has been designed individually with these two kinds of surfaces. Only the bedroom is clad exclusively with wood. The fibration of this natural building material gives each room a direction, and thus, an orientation.

The building has been erected as a massive construction of reinforced concrete and bricks. The structure is clad with a ventilated façade of larch shingles. Altogether, the building appears as a stretched structure with curved balcony overhangs. The curved shapes of the building are emphasized by the larch shingle façade.

…and glass

The building has a multitude of different openings. At the ground floor, a large glazing creates a strong connection to the outdoor area. Thanks to many glazed surfaces, the upper floor has a strong orientation towards the outside as well. But due to the balconies, the glass surfaces seem to step back here. Thus, a protected outdoor area is created. A roof terrace completes the building at its top. It is almost unperceivable from below, for the parapet turns sloping around the corner, enclosing the open space behind it. 

Project details


Bembé Dellinger Architekten


Completed: 2009


Volume: 1808 cbm


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jessymiller744 20. October 2014 - 14:26

Wooden homes will always fit perfectly into a mountain landscape. However, this one could use some improvements. As a future plan, the owners should check out http://www.theremodelersinc.com/services/ and decide whether it wouldn't be better to change their interior design and make their home more cozy!

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clodymony 31. October 2014 - 18:57

This is a quality and well written article! Besides the great architecture, this house has a nice and elegant interior design. Living in such a house is great. However when it comes about cleaning it may take you a few hours as it is very big. It is recommended to use some eco-friendly cleaning products in order to clean any surface and to make it shine.

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tonybennet25_1 5. November 2014 - 20:26

Wood is one of the best building material that can be successfully used to add a distinct touch to a house. On http://elevateddecksystems.com/ can be found the best deck system, that would look just perfect installed to such a beautiful house.

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lusso 26. November 2014 - 5:57

This looks a little like what the architect of the gardens of Versailles did a few centuries ago. Taking care of a garden isn't as simple as a kitchen renovation but it mostly requires a really steady hand and a very opened imagination.

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lusso 1. December 2014 - 20:39

Looks like the dwelling house E4 has a bright future ahead since the company involved in its decoration has opted for the finest shelves from Moduform and has also contacted the top designers to come up with innovative ideas for the iterior. Everybody expects the E4 by Bembé Dellinger Architects to be featured on the cover of The Architectural Review.

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modhuleenab 25. May 2015 - 7:31

It is an amazing house, one can see modern design which is blending so well with old elements. However, just having a beautiful house is not enough, you need to keep it clean as well especially your septic tank. To keep it clean you should hire Sunrise Septic Service which offers septic tank cleaning Spring Grove.

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prabirbanik82 17. June 2015 - 11:46

The ample use of wood has given this building an elegant look, the architect here has skilfully blended wood with other materials and come up with a magnificent design. However, now finding such beautiful houses is simpler online. Not just that but if you need temporary housing in CA then you can find that at http://www.suiteaccommodations.com/Corporate-Housing-Temporary-Housing-Roseville--A.html.

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prabirbanik82 17. June 2015 - 12:50

The house looks just perfect because of the amazing blend of different materials which have fused together to create such an awe inspiring design. There is a great demand for custom designs now, but few construction companies could fulfill such demands. Hammons & Associates is one of the few companies which offers custom homes with energy efficient features. You can find out more about them at http://www.hammonsassociates.com/custom-homes/.

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prabirbanik82 18. June 2015 - 13:32

The brilliant use of wood, brick and glass has created a magnificent look here. However, to create a beautiful house you have to plan everything. If you want to create a rustic look then you should opt for hardwood flooring, but for a modern look, tile flooring would be perfect. No matter what kind of flooring you decide to have, you should get the material from a reputed company only.

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prabirbanik82 22. June 2015 - 10:55

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jamesriyadi33 25. August 2015 - 11:39

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