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Wellenhaus - House of the waves

Reichel Architekten

The client, a German sailing and underwater photography enthusiast, held an anonymous international competition in 2001 that was won by the Reichel Architekten practice. The Wellenhaus is an attempt to translate into a modern key Palladio’s concept of “magnificence” and “grandeur” expressed in his “Four Books on Architecture”. The result is not so much a reproduction of the codified forms of the Palladian villa (stepped entrance, lateral service wings, and grand staircase), as a reinterpretation of the concept of “magnificence” in a contemporary context. The portal entrance shelters the building without revealing anything of its interior. The open court is awash with vibrations from the surrounding building. From here a winding staircase gives access, at each bend, to the various garden levels, offering sweeping views of the surrounding Rhine valley countryside. Ideally connected to...

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