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House O / Peter Ruge Architekten

  • 01:00 - 24 October, 2012
House O / Peter Ruge Architekten
House O / Peter Ruge Architekten, © Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

  • Category

  • Design Team

    Peter Ruge, Matthias Matschewski, Kayoko Uchiyama, Akane Tazawa
  • Structural Engineering

    ASBA Ingenieurbüro Bauplanung GmbH
  • Facade Engineering

    Frontplan Ingenieurbüro
  • Construction Company

    Horst Kasimir Bauunternehmung GmbH
  • Client

  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The site lies upon a hill in a beautiful small village in the district Potsdam-Mittelmark in a fantastic scenic situation with breathtaking views over the nearby lake. The surroundings are dominated by a combination of historical and modern mansions. As many of the old large trees on the site should be kept as possible.

© Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

The new building is designed as a modern residential building with 3 flats. The floor plans are designed to be flexible and open. The main flat extends across two floors.  Simple and reserved materials (exposed concrete, glass, wood, natural stone) underline the modern architectural style to accentuate focus upon the connection between the interior and outdoor spaces. All upper floors can be access via the external staircase.

© Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

The concept for the facades plays with the contrast of open and closed dependent upon the surroundings and importance of natural perspectives. The narrow sides are glazed toward the south into the garden, and toward the north with the magnificent view over the lake. The west and east facades to the neighbouring sites are mainly closed and designed with large prefabricated concrete elements and some narrow glass bands. The inside of the building appears light, bright and friendly through the open glazed south and north facade. During the seasons the changing surroundings of the large deciduous trees and so also the spatial impression in building will continuously vary:

© Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

  • Winter - panoramic view, bright sun light.
  • Summer - closed tree canopy with focused views, shadow with diffused sunlight.

© Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

The building will be heated by  using geothermal energy. The integrated bus technology allows the individual controlling of the entire building everywhere and from every place.

Courtesy of Peter Ruge Architekten
Courtesy of Peter Ruge Architekten

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Cite: "House O / Peter Ruge Architekten" 24 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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