architects PPAG Architects - Anna Popelka, Georg Podushka
project PA1 - The house with the elephant skin, Friedrichshof Zurndorf, Austria
written by Andrea Nussbaum


Architecture is usually about building, but not only that. The PA1 house in Zurndorf in Burgenland shows how even a relatively simple task such as a family house can represent an experimental challenge. It is not surprising, since it was designed by PPAG, the innovative Viennese practice prone to experimentation.


In a small town like Zurndorf, this house, with its very prominent outer membrane, may well look surprising. It is easy to explain why a simple task of building a family house became a genuine research project.