Boasting picturesque views of lush green fields, this rather austere detached house has been developed by a Berlin-based architect Thomas Bendel. Made of precast concrete and featuring a minimalist, glass-and-aluminium façade, the two-storey building comprises a workshop and storage and sanitary facilities which are located on the first floor of the development while the living space in form of two apartments as well as two further office spaces are located on the upmost floor.
More about the development:
‘In the area of monotonous building development in the mixed-used zone and spacious agriculturally used areas, the client, a young entrepreneur, wishes a house, which facilitates his workshop and habitation by arising the sensual quality of its function. By hollowing an ashlar emerges the tubular body. This tube is filled up with functions, except for a small part (the porch). The infill is defined by a glass-aluminium-facade. The tube with its infill obtains a fractional cutting (terrace) from above, so that the cut through tube in this part of the house appears as a pincer.’
‘A ring of prefab concrete elements embraces all parts of the house. Caused by the fractional cutting of the terrace, this ring looses on the southwest side of the house its closeness and appears as a pincer, while the northern backside is still presenting itself as a closed concrete tube. The facades of the concrete mantle are composed of glass and black anodized aluminium. Closed parts of the glass-façade are referring to the hidden regions behind and their functions (walls, ceilings, room-divider in the bathroom).’