The site of the house is located in the countryside next to a forest in Southern Germany. The house is situated at the end of a blind alley and benefits from the site facing the forest and valley. Thus a very high level of privacy is provided by the protection from being seen or unauthorised access, which makes an open living possible.
The residential building is designed for a couple with an independent area for guests. the design of the house is divided into two parts: one introverted area, articulated by an arrangement with smaller openings following the surrounding typology of the neighbourhood.
The abstracted shape of the gabled roof draws an analogy to the surrounding roof shapes, which is common in Southern Germany. The transformation to an open cubic design made a maximum size of openings possible, as well as the visual merging of living and nature.
Architects: Hornung And Jacobi Architecture
Project: House Hafner
Project Team: Peter Thomas Hornung & Elsa Katharina Jacobi
Visualisations: Peter Guthrie
All images courtesy of: Hornung and Jacobi Architecture