German architectural firm fabi architekten bda has designed the Studio House in Wenzenbach, Germany.
Completed in 2012, this 1,076 square foot contemporary residence consists of two distinct volumes, separating the public from the private space.
Studio Home by fabi architekten bda:
“A home like an archetype. As a prelude to the castle “Schönberg” (12th century) at the Wehrgraben – site of a former guard residence. The property consists of two constructing volumes – one homogeneous, black saddle roof developing lying turned and cantilevered on a white flat roof box. A minimal intrusion into the hillside topography.
The volumes open up targeted to the all-natural space, the forest. The buildings to the sorroundings shine quiet and conciseness– unambiguity. Diving into the slope the visitor develops the house more than an underground wardrobes-/ reception room – is soaked up via the ray of light more than a cost-free overhanging stairs.
Above: 1-space for functioning, considering, talking, consuming, celebrating, relaxing,…..outcome of the failure of all irrelevancy – minimum. In the evening retreat into the belly of the property for cleaning, relaxing and sleeping. Often accompany of the look in the nature room – diminution. Pure geometric out of lively material – monolithic with penetration.
On the Outside: granite crushed stone following the topography – of rough till fine – black aspahlt as a back gear. Sufficiency and respect for the place are the aims of buliding the future.”
Pictures by: Herbert Stolz