the small single-family houses of the neighborhood eisplatzgasse in dornbirn, austria, were built in the 1930s. the houses remind of the time when the local textile industry flourished. despite the limited resources, the planning as well as the construction quality were self-evident back then – and thus still worth preserving today. the aim for house k was – in coordination with the city planners – to preserve and restore the original character of the delicate architecture. at the same time, contemporary demands on insulation, building services, usable space, etc. were addressed (baukultur gmbh). this concept also determines the furniture and interior design (schmidinger möbelbau). existing wood types such as fir/spruce and elm combine existing elements with newly interpreted ones.