4. August 2020
The Haus am Eichenberg offers a breath-taking view of Lake Constance and is a masterpiece of sustainable building. Open space structures and pared-back materials characterise the new prefabricated wooden building constructed on the slope of the mountain. Nimbus's minimalistic LED luminaires fit in perfectly with the aesthetics of both the interior and exterior spaces. They were chosen by the Berktold Weber firm of architects for their "discreet appearance, consistent design and technical qualities".
Flexibility, transparency and natural materials characterise the "Haus am Eichenberg" realised by Berktold Weber Architekten from Dornbirn in Austria in 2019. Commanding a view of the idyllic Lake Constance and the surrounding peaks, the flat-roofed, modern residence has been cleverly built into the mountain side. While the rear nestles up against the mountain, the building opens up towards the valley with its large window facades facing the local village.
A great deal of attention was paid to flexibility when designing the building so that the living spaces could be adapted to the various stages of the client's life. "There is a separate entrance on each level, and at a later stage the house can be divided into two units for two families," explains architect Helena Weber.
One striking feature is a vertical facade structure consisting of elegant strips of silver fir that help to graduate the transparency. It was important to the client that his home should be constructed in line with ecological principles by regional craftsmen and equipped with the latest, energy-efficiency building systems such as a geothermal heat pump, ventilation with heat recovery, and underfloor heating and cooling. Local construction materials such as silver fir and natural Schwarzachtobler stone were used in the construction.
The lighting generates a calm, relaxed atmosphere in the minimalistic living spaces fitted out with selected, natural materials like glass, wood and exposed concrete, a black steel fireplace and individual, carefully positioned items of designer furniture. On the loft-like upper floor, the interior makes a fluid transition into the terrace with a magnificent view of Lake Constance.
Stuttgart, August 2020
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