Situated in the Odenwald low mountain range, the Hangar XS is a maintenance garage and storage building adjacent to the “The sun garden” – which is a foundation that takes care of the living and the elderly.
Designed with simple farm form and timber frame construction, the building’s facades and the folded roof are covered with the uniform shell of gray-green titanium zinc. The storage volume is maximized by the triangular shape.
The facades show the different uses: To the south sits a sliding gate for the garage of commercial vehicles. The north facade is surrounded by a low concrete wall and forms the storage bin for green waste. The east façade is flanked by a highly traversed Wirtschaftsweg; here is the access of refuse collection vehicles.
Inspiration from architect:
…its folded roof, the geometry of which is defined by the triangular framing of the gables on all four sides of the building. this geometry is nearly impossible…