House in the Country | Wolfsheim, Germany | 2023

The residential building is situated on a slight slope on the edge of a village structure. A timber construction with a pitched roof made of cross-laminated timber was erected on a solid concrete base. In addition to the excellent energy balance, the cross-laminated timber also contributes to the indoor climate, which is why all the walls, ceilings and the roof are not clad on the inside and the wood remains visible.

At the centre of the clearly zoned floor plan, which faces south/west towards the garden, is a solid concrete core. This fulfils both structural and climatic functions by absorbing heat through its mass on hot days and thus regulating the temperatures inside. In addition to a light-coloured rubber floor and white built-in wooden furniture, the house has a white felt plaster façade on the outside. The almost flush-fitting windows, which can be opened outwards, are located in this façade. The slight slope was utilised to create a lower outdoor area, which can be accessed via a concrete staircase from the living area. Text description by the architects.

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Photography by: Schreyer David 
Living space: 143,00 m2
Plot area: 571,00 m2