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Germany, Essen, 1995 – 1996


By tailoring floor plan and section to the strongly sloping topography it was possible to build this house on a site that was not considered for living purpose before.
The energy-optimized cubic building minimises sealed faces by its compact design and roof greening.

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An exposed concrete wall stabilizes the slope and functions as thermal mass for tempering the interior spaces.
The main supporting structure is a two storey steel framework that was fully prefabricated.
Highly-insulated windows and panels cladded with redwood slats form the outer walls.


752 m³ gross volume
202 m² effective area


l’architecture d’aujourd’hui 320/99, p.122-123
DETAIL 4/99, p.633-637
Häuser am Hang, Callwey 2000, p.104-109

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photographer: Klaus Ravenstein

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