photographer: Werner Huthmacher
Function and Form:
The house serves as a retreat, a guesthouse and as a place for the writing seminars of the client. The "living room" is a sculptured space - spacious and intimate at the same time - so that one person does not feel lost and twenty still find enough space. The footprints of all rooms are based on a circle plus an appendix. The variations lead from the simple to the complex and are specific to the function and even characterize the function. Following this rule the living room for example is the most complex space, the writing room the simplest and the bedroom the most introverted with a niche fort he bed pointing to the Inner of the house. Steel-Glass doors are of the height of the room and separate as well as combine the spaces flwoing into each other.
Construction, Materiality and Clima:
The ballonn-frame of this low-energy house is filled with hemp, braced with derived timber products and cladded with clay panels as well as fine, white clay. Together with a concrete core to collect warmth this structure is creating a comfortable climate. The enclosure with non-treated, only 4 cm wide pine wood bars is a soft, elegant dress hiding the complexities of the "abstract", seemingly scaleless and "arctic" white landscapes of the interior.
Häuser Award 05, Anerkennung
Holzbaupreis 05, Engere Wahl
Best Architects 10, Auszeichnung