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Studio House by fabi architekten bda

By Holly von Huene


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German architectural firm fabi architekten bda has designed the Studio House in Wenzenbach, Germany.

Completed in 2012, this 1,076 square foot contemporary home consists of two distinct volumes, separating the public from the private space.

Studio House by fabi architekten bda:

“A house like an archetype. As a prelude to the castle “Schönberg” (12th century) at the Wehrgraben – site of a former guard house. The house consists of two building volumes – one homogeneous, black saddle roof building lying turned and cantilevered on a white flat roof box. A minimal intrusion into the hillside topography.

The volumes open up targeted to the natural space, the forest. The buildings to the sorroundings shine quiet and conciseness– unambiguity. Diving into the slope the visitor develops the house over an underground wardrobes-/ reception room – is soaked up through the ray of light over a free overhanging stairs.

Above: One-room for working, thinking, talking, eating, celebrating, relaxing,…..result of the failure of all irrelevancy – minimum. In the evening retreat into the belly of the house for cleaning, relaxing and sleeping. Always accompany of the look in the nature room – diminution. Pure geometric out of lively material – monolithic with penetration.

On the Outside: granite crushed stone following the topography – of rough till fine – black aspahlt as a back gear. Sufficiency and respect for the place are the aims of buliding the future.”

Photos by: Herbert Stolz

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About Holly von Huene

Holly is a freelance writer living in Toronto. She has written for HomeDSGN for more than 3 years and contributed architecture, interior design and lifestyle content for a number of other publications, including DesignBoom, Apartment Therapy and ArchDaily. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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