Ufogel by Peter Jungmann
Contemporary wooden retreat designed in 2013 by Peter Jungmann situated in Lienz, Austria.
Description by Peter Jungmann
The Ufogel is the creation of an extraordinary and comfortably appointed house made almost entirely of larch wood. The structure takes its name from its form which sometimes bears resemblance to a prehistoric bird and sometimes to an extraterrestrial home, but is always something special. It’s certainly not a standard, off-the-peg house but more of a sculpture to live in, which reveals itself to be a “spatial wonder” the minute you walk through the door. 45 m2 of multi- functional living space, comfortably appointed with a kitchen unit, WC and designer shower. Large panorama windows bring nature indoors to you, while the curved timber structure covered with traditional shingles creates a feeling of warmth and security. Whether you sit, lie, shower or share a meal, two things are always present in an Ufogel: wood and the heavens. The Ufogel offers both openness and a sense of security. The large panorama windows bring the landscape indoors giving you the feeling you are still outside while the round shell conveys a cosy, woody feeling of security. This makes the Ufogel a refuge full of warmth and rustic character where you will sleep soundly with the feeling you have returned to the origins of the home.
A compact building, made entirely of wood, both inside as well as outside. The smell of wood flows through the room. A generous, as the only access bridge-like connection to the seemingly floating building. Slippers are standing in the entrance area, almost like home. Following you will find the kitchen with sink and hob. A stove with optional hotplate complements the kitchen and spreads warmth throughout the house. The cantilevered table can comfortably accommodate 6-8 people. For more generosity, the seat can be folded down. The huge panoramic window connects Inside and Outside. Natural materials, coupled with quality products – the best of the region. Substances (Villgrater Natur), produces in East Tyrol gives more softness and comfort. Whether you relax comfortably, watching TV, playing, sleeping, cooking or just want to calm down – nothing seems impossibel. Upstairs there is a spacious double bed in pine, which can be transformed into a bed when needed. Another, separate bunk offers the special recreational value for two. An open glass cabinet with a view into the shower creates sufficient space for luggage. The barrier -free bathroom, overlooking the mountains of East Tyrol makes the shower experience. The Ufogel has a floor heating, which can optionally be supplemented by the stove. A refrigerator and a storage box with several areas are available. For hot summer days, a fully automatic sun protection system is installed, which can be operated manually (+ Aircondition).- by Matt Watts