HOUSE AM OBEREN BERG \ Alexander Brenner Architekten

• March 9, 2013

Alexander Brenner Architekten has completed a house named HOUSE AM OBEREN BERG in Stuttgart, Germany.

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courtesy Alexander Brenner Architekten | photo by Zooey Braun

When approaching the building via the access road an in-depth layered picture is discernible. The northeast side of the house is an addition/a combination of white cubes. Each of them is recognizable as an individual structure when viewed from close up, but seen from a distance, they merge to form a unified whole.

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courtesy Alexander Brenner Architekten | photo by Zooey Braun

As you enter the house from the north-east via the two-storey entrance hall, the floor-to-ceiling glazing facing southwest opens up onto the garden. One can look out over the pool in front of the house, and across the valley towards the hills opposite.

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courtesy Alexander Brenner Architekten | photo by Zooey Braun

In this entrance hall (as in the whole house), visitors are aware of an interplay of open and enclosed spaces stretching between transparent expanses of glass and protective walls. This layout satisfies both the occupants’ need for security and, on the other hand, for openness and a connection with the surrounding natural landscape.

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courtesy Alexander Brenner Architekten | photo by Zooey Braun

If necessary, the house can be divided into units of varying sizes without major constructional work being required, thus offering its occupants maximum flexibility and permitting a suitable way of living for every lifestyle and family situation. This multi-generational villa is a new and sustainable reinterpretation of the old dream of a house that can grow and shrink within the same building shell.

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courtesy Alexander Brenner Architekten | photo by Zooey Braun

The house’s southwest orientation, its generous glazing and the dark floors ensure maximum passive solar gains. A large-surface solar system on the roof and a geothermal heat pump complement the energy concept.

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courtesy Alexander Brenner Architekten

+ Project facts

Project: HOUSE AM OBEREN BERG
Plot size: 4.876 m2
Living space: 1.089 m2
Utility space: 325 m2
Completion: 2007
Architect: Alexander Brenner Architekten
Address:
Dipl.-Ing. BDA
Parlerstrasse 45
70192 Stuttgart
Germany
Photograph: Zooey Braun

+ All images & drawings courtesy Alexander Brenner Architekten | photo by Zooey Braun

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