House O in Potsdam-Mittelmark, Germany | Peter Ruge Architekten  

Architects: Peter Ruge Architekten
Location: Potsdam-Mittelmark, Germany
Design Team: Peter Ruge, Matthias Matschewski, Kayoko Uchiyama, Akane Tazawa
Year: 2011
Area: 360 sqm
Structural Engineering: ASBA Ingenieurbüro Bauplanung GmbH
Facade Engineering: Frontplan Ingenieurbüro
Construction Company: Horst Kasimir Bauunternehmung GmbH
Client: Otte-Projektmanagment
Photographs: Werner Huthmacher

The site lies upon a hill in a beautiful small village in the district Potsdam-Mittelmark in a fantastic scenic situation with breathtaking views over the nearby lake. The surroundings are dominated by a combination of historical and modern mansions. As many of the old large trees on the site should be kept as possible.

The new building is designed as a modern residential building with 3 flats. The floor plans are designed to be flexible and open. The main flat extends across two floors.  Simple and reserved materials (exposed concrete, glass, wood, natural stone) underline the modern architectural style to accentuate focus upon the connection between the interior and outdoor spaces. All upper floors can be access via the external staircase.

The concept for the facades plays with the contrast of open and closed dependent upon the surroundings and importance of natural perspectives. The narrow sides are glazed toward the south into the garden, and toward the north with the magnificent view over the lake. The west and east facades to the neighbouring sites are mainly closed and designed with large prefabricated concrete elements and some narrow glass bands.  Continue here


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