Farm house / k_m architektur

  • 13 Jul 2012
  • Houses Selected Works
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Architects: k_m architektur
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Daniel Sauter
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 16,431 sqm
Photographs: k_m architektur


This family house was planned and built during the creation of the surrounding agricultural farmstead. The new house is located a short distance from the farm complex, in the middle of an orchard. An elongated one-story building appears to float slightly above the flat lawn. The flat roof and the north façade, together with a slightly raised floor envelope, are all clad in copper and protectively encase the floor to ceiling glazing on the east, west and south façades.

Courtesy of k_m architektur

The large glazed areas and the flat roof make optimal use of solar energy. The large roof overhangs the main core, protecting it from overheating in the summer. A heating pipeline in the farm building, fired with own wood, carry most of the energy for the home. The energy concept is supplemented with a photovoltaic system on the roof of the adjacent farm building and a stove in the living area.

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Cite: "Farm house / k_m architektur" 13 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=253576>
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