For pichler.architekt[en], black is beautiful. Their innovative and modern wooden structures stand for progressive architecture based on a holistic viewpoint. Building in black is not only a question of minimalist design. In addition to producing a visually strong contrast of the inner and the outer, as proven with one of the pichler.architekt[en] pet projects ‘the little black’, using the colour black (or more precisely, the sum of all colours) in construction also has significant energy-saving aspects. As a ‘passive house’ uses as much self-generated energy as possible, the usage of black for the outer shielding means that the house basically becomes one gigantic, passive collector of sun energy.