Residence Z in Taunus by Meixner Schlüter Wendt
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Residence Z in Taunus by Meixner Schlüter Wendt

Located in Taunus mountain range in north of Frankfurt, the Residence Z is a private house for family of five, is the remodeled result of a 1920s villa.

Architects: Meixner Schlüter Wendt
Location: Taunus, Germany
Photographs: Christoph Kraneburg

Residence Z in Taunus by Meixner Schlüter Wendt

© Christoph Kraneburg

Residence Z in Taunus by Meixner Schlüter Wendt

© Christoph Kraneburg

A pipe-like shell was imposed on the existing building, the new hip roof and facades are wrapped in dark-weathered copper sheet.

Residence Z in Taunus by Meixner Schlüter Wendt

© Christoph Kraneburg

Residence Z in Taunus by Meixner Schlüter Wendt

© Christoph Kraneburg

The entrance area has updated as enclosed exterior space and it adds more volume to the northside that is inhabited by the new interior spaces.

Residence Z in Taunus by Meixner Schlüter Wendt

© Christoph Kraneburg

Residence Z in Taunus by Meixner Schlüter Wendt

© Christoph Kraneburg

The roof is also folding a irregular triangle geometries new interior space, generated out of functional aspects a very specific and individual structure.

Residence Z in Taunus by Meixner Schlüter Wendt

© Christoph Kraneburg

Residence Z in Taunus by Meixner Schlüter Wendt

© Christoph Kraneburg

Inspiration from architect:

Just as the existing building is sitting as a concrete element in the new shell and is providing its form – the new living spaces are added as inscribed volumes to the pipe-like shell.

Residence Z in Taunus by Meixner Schlüter Wendt


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