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Villa W / CMA

  • Architects: CMA
  • Location: Taunus, Germany
  • Architect In Charge: CMA
  • Client: Private
  • Gross Volume: 2,250 cbm
  • Area: 445.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of CMA

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From the architect. Site

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Courtesy of CMA

Set on a southwestern slope, the view over the hilly landscape of Taunus inspired the shape of this structure.

Render
Render

Design

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Courtesy of CMA

The building’s geometry mediates between the neighboring structures. A white, L-shaped volume – containing the bedrooms on the upper floor – hovers over the U-shaped living area on the ground floor. The basement is extensively inscribed into the slope and contains the guest- and the Wellness/SPA-area.

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Courtesy of CMA

Energy scheme

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Courtesy of CMA

The lack of a gas supply line was the initial point for developing the structure’s energy scheme. The latter implied the usage of geothermal energy being the most ecologically worthwhile and forward-looking solution.

Courtesy of CMA
Courtesy of CMA
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