Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Werner Sobek Residential Project " H16 House"

The latest project of Werner Sobek that was build and completed in 2006 called the H16 House, the glass house that he designed for a young family in the village of Tieringen, not far from Stuttgart. The H16 House sits atop a knoll, on a 17,028-square-foot site overlooking the picturesque village. The H16 house that is owned by Helmut link, whose famoli business is fully recyclable with zero emissions and zero energy use. The client wishes for a Modern, flat-roofed house, with a full south facing view and no curtains.

This 'H16 House' consists of " two contrasting cubes responding to the particular situation on the inclined plot ". The transparent, all-glass cube features an open living space with a flexible ground plan and highly insulating triple glazing (individual pane dimensions: 2,36 x 3,63 m) to facilitate a pleasant room climate and the greatest possible transparency.

From the slope to the south of the house, one immediately apprehends its straightforward parti. A glass-and-steel volume, approximately 23 feet deep and 56 feet long, devoted to the living, dining, and kitchen areas, rests on a deeper, steel-framed base, containing bedrooms, roomy baths, and an office. Enclosed by charcoal-black, non-load-bearing, precast-concrete panels, this volume is about 31 feet deep and 54 feet long.

Operable, double-paned, narrow windows, between 16 inches and 3 feet in width and a little over 8 feet high, bring light and air into these lower-level quarters. A third, beige-precast-concrete volume, linked by a terrace and roof deck, contains the garage and service equipment for the 4,200-square-foot residence.

A glass volume for living and dining spaces perches serenely atop a black-concrete-paneled base.The two are linked to a third volume, a garage, by a roof deck and are backed by a limestone retaining wall.

Project Detail :

Architects : 3e - Werner Sobek exhibition & entertainment engineering, Stuttgart/Germany
Planning time : 2002 - 2005
Construction time : 2005 - 2006
Tasks completed : Architectural design and overall structural planning
Client : H. & G. Link, Balingen/Germany
Photographers : Zooey Braun, Stuttgart/Germany

See Related Article Here :
H16 House by Werner Sobek Engineering and Design
Photo © Zooey Braun.

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