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House WZ / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten

  • 01:00 - 20 April, 2014
House WZ / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten
House WZ / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten, © Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart
© Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart

© Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart © Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart © Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart © Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart + 16

House WZ / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten, © Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart
© Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart

© Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart
© Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart

An existing three-family house from the 50's, situated in a for this decade typical featureless residential area, should be fundamentally renovated and modernised fort the use by a married couple.

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While the exterior form of the existing building wasn't allowed to change, the interior was completly converted. New Airspaces and galleries, which connect the different levels, create the favoured open living-structure. Existing windows were closed almost completly and replaced by new openings in roof and walls, with different sizes, forms and functions.

© Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart
© Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart

Both ceiling-high windows on the ground-floor can be wide opened, so that the living- and dining-area inside is getting a unity area with the front- and backyard. A large-sized skylight above the three-storied airspace, with a planted tree in it, provides an ideal natural lighting of the house.

© Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart
© Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart

At the outside the stainless steel covering, coherent on walls and roof, reflects the environment and wants the house to dematerialize, in order to adapt to the existing surrounding, without beeing subordinated to it.

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Cite: "House WZ / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten" 20 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/496803/house-wz-bernd-zimmermann-architekten/> ISSN 0719-8884
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