The young Leipzig based architectural practice atelier st realised this single family residence in a small town in Thuringia. With features such as solar collectors and a water use chimney which supplies the rejected heat by a heat accumulator to the building again the house meets the standard of a low-energy house.
“In a uniform, from florid preroofs and cultivations stamped residential area, the clearly formed volume emits rest and presence. All cultivations and overhangs it was renounced. The garage was integrated unobtrusively into the building sculpture.
The rectangular and narrow construction body is cut in the ground floor and is bent. This incision forms a protected, roofed input area and separates at the same time internal functional areas in his crease points.
The prescribed roof inclination of the land-use plan was moved in theirs lower (22 °) and upper (48 °) to maximum values. With this interpretation of the editions arises, with the running around same eaves high and a suitable building width, an optimum exposure of the southern roof surfaces.”
“Thoroughly on the rural surroundings and the nearness to the nature the dwelling house, including the roof is wrapped up, totally in fine larch timber profiles. The structure and surface of the wood changes optically, according to weather and season. In the course of the time the facade of beige, brown, silver-grey about itself will change sometime totally to a dark grey whole appearance. To all colour default of the land-use plan are carried therefore calculation.
In the teamwork between surface-terse, vaporized solar protection glasses and deep facade incisions an atmospheric facade rich in tension originates thus between lifestyle, ecology and permanence.”