Located in the hills overlooking Stuttgart, the house is set into the sloping terrain so as to allow the widest possible views over the city and accommodate two entrances: one - the main entrance - on the first floor where the living rooms and kitchen are located, the other, at garden level, giving access to the lower floor occupied by the children’s rooms.
A narrow compact 10 x 12 m box, the house has three above-grade storeys and one below-grade floor for plant, equipment and ancillary functions.
It is a clever combination of architectural aesthetic and sustainability principles. Innovative in the choice of environment-friendly materials and ecological design, the programme makes no concessions in terms of occupant comfort, luminosity and general liveability in close contact with nature.
A compact mass, the house rises from the slope like a...