Site size: 8,654 square feet
Project size: 3,154 square feet
The clients, a family of five, asked Stuttgart-based firm, (se)arch architekten, to design a house with light-filled living spaces, connecting to a gallery space for exhibiting the family's private art collection.
The house is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in the south of Stuttgart.
The four-story house, with a steep, double-pitch roof, is clad with cedar shingles on three sides, with bands of recessed glazing across the rear facade to the south.
The entrance, on the west side, opens to a triple-height corridor lined with artwork, where a band of clerestory windows admits ample daylight. The gallery and living spaces are separated by a poured-in-place concrete core containing the kitchen, stairs, and bathrooms. An opening midway through the gallery leads to the dining and living areas and a terrace to the south. The three children's bedrooms share a terrace on the second floor, while the master bedroom on the top floor has a private terrace. All of the bedrooms have views of the Swabian Jura mountains in the distance.
The wood-frame house, with a concrete core and basement, has solar panels on the roof to supplement gas heating. Built-in furnishings, including bookshelves, doors, and cabinetry, are made of oak.
(se)arch Freie Architekten BDA
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Combination of concrete core and basement with wood construction
3- layers of insulated glazing
Built-in furniture is made out of oak wood
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork:
Gas heating with Solar panels on the roof