The Gucklhupf is an experimental home planimetrically built upon three assembled squares, built in enameled marine wood, and moving around a very simple structural system. A skeleton of studs and beams constitutes the bearing framework onto which the outer fiber-board cladding is applied. A system of automatic devices and retracting panels positioned at variable heights is united to the structure through dowels, flaps and stainless steel cables. In the interior, two levels and a half cover a surface of 48 square meters.
Architecten Werk – Quote from Architecten Werk Netherlands website
Built as part of a summer festival based on the theme of “strangeness” by the architect Hans Peter Wörndl, the house explores the nature of opposites – strange versus familiar, stillness versus movement, habitation versus travel, the safety of the refuge of home versus the condition of distance in the home – expressed in a decievingly simple object.
McGill University. – Architecture Archives