House M is located on the slope of Pöstlingberg-Hill in Linz, Austria. the cube is about 12×12m. it was established as far into the north-eastern corner of the site as building codes permit. that two sides have a very hermetic appearance, thus preventing neighbours from looking in. the house opens itself toward the South and West with two all-glass façades. On West side, we can see the Danube valley view. and receives sunlight until late in the evening. On South side, we get view from the edge of the cube in free-form retreat, producing a covered terrace area. Extending directly from the terrace is a large swimming pond.
From the southwest, the kitchen/dining/living area face the swimming pond. one comes to the non-public bedroom units lying to the Northeast. The cellar less house is made out of prefabricated high-performance structural insulated panels, which were installed onto the concrete floor slab in only a few hours with the help of a truck-mounted crane. The structural reinforcement was provided by diagonal pillars along West facade. the roof slab offers the gutter less drainage over the façade and into a gravel-filled French drain at the back of the house on the east.
The cube is enveloped in synthetic membranes. White EPDM was used for the roof. white Teflon-coated PVC was used for the facade area. those were secured by at intervals through the thermal insulation layer between the outer membrane and the structural panels. All aspects, such as The simple form of the building volume, the high degree of prefabrication, its excellent cellulose-fiber thermal insulation, as well as the application of calorific value technology and external shading all contribute to making this a very economical and ecological building. Caramel Architekten has designed this building.