Dupli Casa | J. MAYER H. Architects

• October 16, 2008

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Project: Dupli Casa – House near Ludwigsburg
Design Architect: J. MAYER H. Architects
Location: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Photographer: David Franck

The Dupli Casa house, designed by J. MAYER H. Architects who has been awarded the Mies-van-der-Rohe-Award 2003 Emerging Architect and Winner Holcim Awards 2005 Bronze Europe for Metropol Parasol. The new house was built and echoes the footprint of the original house built in 1984 (as shown in pictures), duplicating and rotating it.

+ architect’s statement

The geometry of the Dupli.Casa is based on the footprint of the house that previously was located on the site, originally built in 1984 and with many extensions and modifications since then. The new building echoes the “family archeology” by duplication and rotation. Lifted up, it creates a semi-public space on ground level between two layers of discretion. The spatial configuration of the villa performs a sophisticated connection between inside and outside and offers spectacular views onto the old town of Marbach and the German national literature archive on the other side of the Neckar valley.

+ project credits

Project Architects: Georg Schmidthals, Thorsten Blatter
Team: Juergen Mayer H., Simon Takasaki, Andre Santer, Sebastian Finckh
Completion: 2008
Architect on Site: AB Wiesler, Stuttgart
Structural Engineer: Dieter Kubasch, Ditzingen und IB Rainer Klein, Sachsenheim
Service Engineers: IB Hans Wagner, Filderstadt
Building Physics: IB Dr. Schaecke und Bayer, Waiblingen-Hegnach
Landscape Architects: Büro Klaus Wiederkehr, Nürtingen
Function: Private House, near Ludwigsburg, Germany
Site area: 6900 m2
Building area: 569 m2
Total floor area: 1190 m2
Number of floors: 3
Height of the building: 12,20 m
Structure: Ferroconcrete, brick, roof: timber
Principal exterior material: aerated concrete with plaster, glass
Principal interior material: wood panelling, plaster, parquet flooring
Designing period: 02/05 – 06/08
Construction period: 02/06 – 08/08

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Category: Architecture, House, Interior, Residential

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  1. Ali says:

    i love dupli casa building