Amunt - Architekten Martenson Und Nagel Theissen - the winners of this year's AR House Awards
Earlier last week, architects Bjorn Martenson, Sonja Nagel and Jan Theissen of Amunt practice have been announced the winners of the first prize in this year’s edition of AR House Awards for their passively heatable and partly pre-fabricated single family home project, ‘Just K, Zero Energy House‘.
Organised by Architectural Review and held at the Laufen Forum, the AR House Awards were awarded for the second time. Here, the winning trio explains why they decided to build the house as a solid wood construction, what is the difference between designing a public building or a private house and what does the award mean to them. (more…)
Café Pavilion by architekten martenson und nagel theissen, photo by Brigida Gonzáles
The German practice architekten martenson und nagel theissen recetly realised this café pavilion in park in Düren/Germany. The architecture of the pavilion is based on a featureless, square footprint. The inside, though, is characterised by archetypal roof forms and ceiling heights for each of the three guest rooms. Together, the barrel vault, the pent roof and the tent roof form a diverse, integrated ceiling landscape that provides a feeling of security and varied views to the surrounding park.
'JustK' passive house by architekten martenson und nagel theissen, photo by Brigida Gonzalez
This passively heatable and partly pre-fabricated single family home in Tübingen/Germany was recently completed by the newly founded German practice architekten martenson und nagel theissen. The small lot size, the stated distance to the neighbour houses and the land needed for housing six people led to a tower-like building. In its compact cubature and the fully formulated housetop ‘JustK’ fits into the traditional surrounding of gray tufa buildings from the 1920s, interpreted contemporary.