Townhouse / Studio Bernd Vordermeier

Townhouse  / Studio Bernd Vordermeier - Windows, BeamTownhouse  / Studio Bernd Vordermeier - ChairTownhouse  / Studio Bernd Vordermeier - WindowsTownhouse  / Studio Bernd Vordermeier - Facade, WindowsTownhouse  / Studio Bernd Vordermeier - More Images+ 4

Passau, Germany
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  334
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Bernd Vordermeier
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Döpfner
Townhouse  / Studio Bernd Vordermeier - Windows, Beam
© Bernd Vordermeier

Text description provided by the architects. The townhouse is located in Passau/Germany, in an area in danger of flooding. The polygonal, multi unit house was built within 6 months as an KfW 70 Standard house. The concept for the building provides the strict separation between living areas and utility areas.


Towards the street the house presents itself very introverted and closed. This part of the house holds the staircase and utility rooms, it is built out of concrete and differs itself in material and aesthetically from the rest of the building. 

The house is also built on a concrete base, that way the building is not only flood-proof, the concrete base holds parking spots as well.

Townhouse  / Studio Bernd Vordermeier - Facade, Windows
© Bernd Vordermeier

The units are situated towards the back of the property, away from the busy street and behind the concrete core. 

On the inside, the building tells the story of its construction, raw wooden and concrete surfaces are left exposed and natural materials and colors dominate. 

Townhouse  / Studio Bernd Vordermeier - Windows
© Bernd Vordermeier

The living quarters are built out of solid wood. The fair-faced floor screed is made out of multiple washed sand and is treated and sealed with natural wax. Thanks to the big window openings the rooms are flooded with natural light and appear bright, airy and generous.

Townhouse  / Studio Bernd Vordermeier - Image 6 of 9
© Bernd Vordermeier

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Cite: "Townhouse / Studio Bernd Vordermeier" 18 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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