Located in the Lichterfelde district of Berlin, in the former garden of a villa built during the prosperous Gründerzeit years of the late 19th century, the House W is a wedge-shaped building that designed as the place to enjoy private family life for a young family of four.
Architects: Pott Architects
Location: Berlin, Germany
Photographs: Rudi Meisel
The house is a single geometric volume, its actual entrance is at a sunken ground level, but you can look through a large opening straight into the central part of the house, where is the house’s main communal space, including kitchen and dining area.
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Natural patina used for the shell of the building function equally well as roofing and as façade cladding, in the course of time will blend with the natural surroundings of the garden.
The house’s longitudinal height change marks a zoning-off of private and communal space, beyond the fireplace and the freestanding stair to the next floor, and on a split level, are the living-room and the parents’ private rooms.
Inspiration from architects:
The interest generated by the external shape of the building derives from the central, hall-like interior space, in turn resulting from the remarkable horizontal displacement of the upper storey and thus also of the opening up of the interior space.