Above the rooftops of Vienna
Dec 18, 2015

An open floor plan, masses of space and a fantastic view out over the entire city – the interior of this 200-square meter loft named “ts 11” in Vienna boasts a consistently purist design by Delugan Meissl Associated Architekten (otherwise known as DMAA). Its interior architecture uses technology that has been cleverly designed right down to the tiny details, thus making for an harmonious design throughout the loft. One prime example is “Tectus”, the hidden hinge system by Simonswerk, which makes the rebated doors to the living room blend so perfectly with the walls – and they look good, too.

One of the impressive features of this loft is its 120-square meter terrace whose greened areas and pool sunk into the deck transform it into an urban roof garden. Sliding doors made of transparent glass connect the spacious outside area with the interior, where the kitchen, dining and hall areas on different levels create an expanse of open space. For the loft’s decor the architects opted for high-end materials such as stainless steel and brown marble in the kitchen area and for natural brown stone for the floors. The defining design feature is the smooth monochrome surfaces. These place the emphasis firmly on the space itself, which is determined by the clear lines of the sloping glazed roof.

The floor-to-ceiling doors also fit seamlessly into the white walls and, with their “Tectus” completely-concealed door hinge system, the manufacturer Simonswerk’s leading brand, make for a harmonious door design. The sealed hinge units cleverly hides the milling, so there is nothing at all to offend the eye. As inconspicuous as this technology is, it is truly impressive. The stable hinges can open to an angle of 180° and can take a payload of up to 300 kilograms. Moreover, thanks to the “3D adjustment technology” the hinges can be aligned smoothly and its sliding bearing technology makes installing it a real pleasure for the fitter. (sb)

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Sophistic apartment with a view across Vienna: Delugan Meissl Associated Architekten have designed the „ts“ with a wide roof-terrace. Transparent glass sliding doors dissolve the room peripheries between the inside and the outside. Photo © Hertha Hurnaus

Clear lines and puristic interior: Inside, flat and monochrome surfaces in a gleaming white are focusing on the room architecture. Photo © Hertha Hurnaus

The white doors are matching perfectly with the wall design. With the hinge system “Tectus” by Simonswerk, they can be opened up to an angle of 180 degrees.
Photo © Hertha Hurnaus

The architects used high-grade materials like stainless steel, natural stone and marble. Also the building technologies represent high-quality: The door hinge system “Tectus” offers high load values of upt to 300 kilogram. The technology remains invisible – nothing disturbs the well-conceived design.
Photo left © Hertha Hurnaus; Photo right © Simonswerk