This is a project by Hertl Architekten and it is located at St. Florian, Austria. Project's program: Office building. There are thirteen images for Hofmeister Office Building.
A succinct body, placed in farmland dominated by the abbey of St. Florian, forms an inconspicuous three storey office building and makes use of the overview and the motorway junction.
The given space allocation plan of the three storey building creates a huge depth of the building. The insertion of atria, placed at the building envelope, makes it possible to expose the central areas naturally.
A subtle texture is build by room-high windows, arranged on the black facade. Vertical slats of flat steel enwrap the facade and the atria, which creates a spatial definition. The inside out view is filtered by the slats in a smooth way.
Three hundred slats of flat steel in 10 millimeters dimension, lightly inclined and bent, create the face of building, similar to a structure of boles in wood. The rusty surface gives a whiff of naturalness.