Steimle Architekten completes “crystal-like” concrete house in Germany

Angular, board-marked concrete walls offer a variety of views from the pared-back spaces inside this house designed by Steimle Architekten in Tübingen, Germany. Stuttgart-based Steimle Architekten designed the three-storey family house across a split-level site in Pliezhausen – a village 30 kilometres south of Stuttgart – as a contrast to its neighbours. Described as “crystal-shaped”, the E20 residence features facades angled to offer residents a range

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Villa K by Paul de Ruiter Architects lies long and low on a German hillside

A+Awards: a swimming pool that starts inside this Architizer A+Award-winning house in central Germany continues out perpendicular to the low-slung volume and projects from the sloped site. Named Villa K, the home in the forested hills of Thüringen is Dutch studio Paul de Ruiter Architects’ first project in Germany. “The realisation of a sustainable villa,

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Stone-lined swimming pool in Cologne house features large window with garden views

A pool room is set at the top of this house in Cologne by German studio Corneille Uedingslohmann Architekten, and features walls lined with quartzite strips and a large garden-facing window. The local studio was originally asked by the residents to adapt an existing house to include the swimming pool. But the team found this was not possible, and so suggested demolishing and rebuilding their

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Asdfg Architekten converts former miller’s house into contemporary home

Hamburg studio Asdfg Architekten has converted a 19th-century miller’s house in Berlin into a modern family home arranged around original brick walls (+ slideshow). The building in the German capital’s Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood was built in the 1840s and had previously been used as a police station and workshop. Its owner – a friend of Asdfg More

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Green shingles cover “peculiar” Schuppen house by Brandt + Simon Architekten

This house in Berlin designed by Brandt + Simon Architekten is covered in rows of green shingles with curved edges and features windows laid out to resemble a face (+ slideshow). Local practice Brandt + Simon Architekten created the house named Schuppen for a couple with a keen interest in gardening, and their child. The residence is attached More

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House Wieckin by Möhring Architekten features black-painted walls and deep corner windows

Möhring Architekten clad this holiday home in rural Germany in black-painted wood to look like a traditional barn, but then cut windows out of the corners to give it a contemporary edge (+ slideshow). Berlin-based Möhring Architekten designed House Wieckin in the town of Darss, the middle section of the coastal peninsula of Fischland-Darss-Zingst. The clients wanted to mix More

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Holzhaus am Auerbach features projecting terraces that extend the living space outdoors

Raised terraces cantilever out from both sides of this Alpine retreat by architects Christine Arnhard and Markus Eck, allowing occupants to extend their dining room into the garden (+ slideshow). Named Holzhaus am Auerbach, the house is located in a small village in Upper Bavaria, Germany. Arnhard and Eck built it as their own vacation home, but […]

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MVRDV created “a different kid on the block” with Haus am Hang, says Jacob van Rijs

MVRDV co-founder Jacob van Rijs explains how the staggered formation of his firm’s Haus am Hang in Stuttgart gives every floor its own outdoor space in the latest movie from our exclusive series (+ movie). Completed in 2005, the timber-clad family residence is located near the Württemberg vineyards on the outskirts of the city. It stands […]

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S3 House is a concrete and aluminium villa by Steimle Architekten

Anodised aluminium panels surround windows and doors set into the angular concrete facades of this house in Tübingen, Germany, by Steimle Architekten (+ slideshow). The S3 House is a property for a family of five that occupies a sloping plot within a residential development overlooking the city. Stuttgart-based Steimle Architekten designed the three-storey house to make the […]

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House B by Format Elf contains two floors within its large asymmetric roof

Format Elf Architekten has disguised a three-storey family home as a two-storey building by incorporating both upper floors within a large asymmetrically pitched roof (+ slideshow). The Bavarian architecture studio designed House B for a small plot on the outskirts of Munich. The pitched roof is the dominant feature of the house, designed to maximise the amount of […]

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Micro house by Architekturbüro Scheder is raised off the ground on stilts

This tiny two-room house, measuring just three metres wide, is raised above a grassy slope on metal legs in Hohenecken, Germany (+ slideshow). Designed by local studio Architekturbüro Scheder, Small House sits between two buildings on the edge of a forest in Hohenecken, just outside the city of Kaiserslautern in south-west Germany. There are only […]
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Gian Salis’ House on a Slope steps down a hillside in the Rhine Valley

This glazed house built from thick concrete slabs was designed by Swiss architect Gian Salis to follow the slope of a plant-covered hill in Germany’s Rhine Valley (+ slideshow). Located in the German region of Grenzach-Wyhlen on the banks of the River Rhine, House on a Slope sits on a hillside that was once used as a vineyard but is now overgrown with mature […]
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Franken Architekten engraves ghost timbers into facade of Frankfurt house

German studio Franken Architekten milled a pattern of squiggly lines into the outer surface of this house and studio in Frankfurt’s old town, replicating the outline of timbers from the building it replaced. Franken Architekten was asked to oversee the renovation of a traditional building in the protected Sachsenhausen neighbourhood, but the discovery of dry rot […]
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Ian Shaw Architekten completes concrete villa on a German mountainside

A grey slate terrace that extends from the back of this mountainside property by Frankfurt studio Ian Shaw Architekten juts over the valley below (+ slideshow). Ian Shaw Architekten set the two-storey house, named Villa S, into a slope above the town of Schriesheim in Baden-Württemberg, south-west Germany. Related story: Housing Estate Papillon sits in the […]

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