This house located in Lower Austria, is a former wine cellar. Converted, renovated and enlarged, the building now has four levels and serves as a cellar door for Weinmanufaktur Clemens Strobl (wines). Together with architect office Wolfgang Wimmer they exposed the old building in parts as well as created new spaces. While still exposing much of the old building, the architects extended the house into the backyard, giving it both an intriguing out-of-space shape and views across the vineyards.
The real jewel of the project is, however, hiding underground. The wine cellar, enlarged for the project, was specially designed to absorb noise. Its dim-light and fine gravel floor also contributes to the cozy atmosphere.