Project: Haus E17
Designed by (se)arch
Size: 200 m2
Location: Metzingen, Germany
Haus E17 in Metzingen comes from the drawing board of Germany based architecture practice (se)arch.
About the Project:
The prominent location of the house is on the edge of the historical Kelternplatz. The Kelternplatz is a market square with seven medieval winepress buildings, which are are declared as historical monuments. The site was previously used as a parking lot. The historic square gets now with the new building the completion of its northern edge.
The house, clearly outlined in its outer form, is based on a parallelogram floor plan. This is the result of the geometry of the site and other building conditions. The house is developed as a "living space sculpture". The inside is determined by a composition of free arranged floor levels which transmit a spatial impression. Specific views through the windows of the historic environment are freezed into images. Those are placed in contrast to the flow of the internal space.
The house measures 11.5 meters x 6.5 meters and arises over 4 1/2 levels. All service rooms, storage areas and the stairs are concentrated in a 2 meter wide "function zone". This succeeds to keep the remaining volume free and to focus on the space. Vistas and exposures to light are in a balanced tension and continually provide unexpected spatial situations.
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