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SU House / Alexander Brenner Architects

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SU House / Alexander Brenner Architects
© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

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Text description provided by the architects. On a plot in a villa quarter at the edge of a forest in the south of Stuttgart, a villa thoroughly designed down to the smallest detail was build for an art lover and her family.

© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

From the piazza at the entrance to the site a silvery garage structure leads past the upper garden with the lake and the “morning patio” with its pebble stone flooring to the entrance on the north side.

© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

Following the entrance hall the large dining table is placed below a two-storey void and lit by a skylight. The removable floor-to-ceiling glazing opens up at right-angle to the terrace, so that the inside merges with the roofed over outside in the summer months. The kitchen was designed as an eat-in kitchen. It works either as a closed space or thanks to the wide sliding door as a part of the whole.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

A large, broad fireplace directs to the living area, which was planned as a more secure and intimate place. A full-width skylight at the back sends light beams onto the wall with paintings and sculptures. From the southern office- and workspace a narrow sculptural staircase leads down to the studio. This two-storey high, almost sacral area serves to present works of art - a passion of the client. Right next to the studio a storeroom for artwork is attached. The majority of the garden level consists of the pool and spa area.

© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

The part of the sauna and steam bath is an intro- verted area which is kept in warm red and gold tones all around. The indoor swimming pool on the other hand opens with a floor-to-ceiling glazing towards the lower south-west part of the garden.

© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

In the upper storey all bedrooms and the corresponding bathrooms are arranged around the gallery. The master-bedroom with fireplace, dressing room and bathroom is designed as an interconnected “private area”. The covered roof terrace, positioned in front of the bedroom offers a mile-wide view to south-west. Even more breathtaking is the view from the overlying roof terrace.

© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

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Cite: "SU House / Alexander Brenner Architects" 02 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/502125/su-house-alexander-brenner-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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