Architekten Wannenmacher + Möeller GmbH have completed a household house in Weinheim, Germany.
This detached residence with a self-contained flat is being constructed on a plot of around 2,000 square metres in a prime residential location of Weinheim (Bergstrasse) for a family of 5. The design and style is for a creating that is split into person volumes and that has two storeys facing Weinbergstrasse in the northeast and 3 storeys facing the garden in the southwest due to the extreme slope of the plot. A detached home, constructed in 1999, which still exists on the plot, is to be retained and included in the style.
The playful arrangement of the various volumes, characterised by sections that protrude or are set back, tends to make the 800 square metre home appear smaller and helps to integrate it into the smaller structures in the existing surroundings. On the southwest side the reduced storey protrudes so far into the garden that its roof area types a terrace area in front of the living/dining area on the first floor with a depth of virtually 4m. This level is provided a generous extension in the southwest simply because of the way the building is set back, permitting a pleasantly proportioned outside location to be developed. There is a tree in the centre of this outside area, giving it a special atmosphere and also screening it from the current constructing that is immediately adjacent to it.
The division of the building’s volume is mirrored by its architectural style. The ground floor, which is faced completely in glass and aluminium, contrasts with the upper level, which is clad in light-coloured organic stone. The façade that faces the street is mostly closed in order to fulfil the client’s want for protection against uninvited onlookers. On the side facing the garden, even so, the design is open and permits indoor and outside regions to merge collectively.
Architect: Architekten Wannenmacher + Möeller GmbH
Photographer: Jose Campos