Case study: Duravit finds a natural fit in the ‘Floating House’

The consistent design philosophy running through ‘Floating House’ is also reflected in the bathrooms, which are fitted out with the Qatego bathroom range by Duravit…

floating house contemporary house design by studio porsche fitted with duravit

A prefabricated houses with an architectural edge, Floating House, designed by Studio F. A. Porsche and supplied by Kärnten-based timber construction expert Griffner, proves that prefabricated buildings can go hand in hand with high level and unique residential design.

“The Floating House combines visionary design with forward-looking architecture and promises the last word in a healthy living environment,” said Griffner’s owner Georg C. Niedersüß. The manufacturer of prefabricated structures uses only authentic and sustainable materials of the highest quality, such as glass and regionally sourced timber.

Image credit: Griffner /Jorj Konstantino

The consistent design philosophy running through Floating House is also reflected in the bathrooms, which are fitted out with the Duravit Qatego bathroom range, also designed by Studio F. A. Porsche.A full-length glass door skillfully connects the daylight-infused master bathroom and the main bedroom to create a spacious unit. Light wooden floors and marbled wall tiles underscore the natural and calm ambience.

The elegant washing-area solution from the Qatego series offers ample storage space thanks to the gentle shape of the above-counter basin and the practical niche in the vanity unit. The L-Cube series mirrors ensure optimum illumination, while the Wave faucet range and the Starck T accessories round off the washing area and create space for individual options.

In the unmistakable Porsche design language, the continuous façade strips along with black glass tiles surrounding the entire ground floor epitomise the sophisticated aesthetics of the Floating House. As is typical for Studio F. A. Porsche, the focus is on functionality: a continuous light strip between the floors provides illumination, for instance, and gives the building the impression that it is floating. “For us, design is never just about aesthetics, but also always substance,” explained Thomas Hüttel, the studio’s Design Director. A range of design objects designed by Studio F. A. Porsche lend a finishing touch to the interior of the house and complete the overall impression of a thoroughly modern structure.

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Main image credit: Griffner /Jorj Konstantino