Location: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Architect: J. MAYER H. Architects
Design date: 2005
Completion date: 2008
Site area: 6900m2
Built area: 1190m2
Studio: J. MAYER H. Architects
Principal Architect: Juergen Mayer H.
Project architects: Georg Schmidthals, Thorsten Blatter
Project team: Sebastian Finckh, Andre Santer, Simon Takasaki
Architect on Site: AB Wiesler, Stuttgart
Structural Engineer: Dieter Kubasch, Ditzingen und IB Rainer Klein, Sachsenheim
Service Engineers: IB Hans Wagner, Filderstadt
Building Physics: IB Dr. Schaecke und Bayer, Waiblingen-Hegnach
Structure: Ferroconcrete, brick, roof: timber
Principal exterior material: Aerated concrete with plaster, glass
Principal interior material: Wood panelling, plaster, parquet flooring
Photographer: David Franck
Awards: Chicago Athenaeum, 2009 International Architecture Award, Jury Award Wallpaper* 2008
Collection: Dupli.Casa, Print on Carpet, Permanent Collection of Museum fuer Gestaltung, Zurich
Text provided by the architects:
The geometry of the building is based on the footprint of the house that previously was located on the site. Originally built in 1984 and with many extensions and modifications since then, the new building echoes the „family archaeology“ by duplication and rotation. Lifted up, it creates a semi-public space on ground level between two layers of discretion. The skin of the villa performs a sophisticated connection between inside and outside and offers spectacular views onto the old town of Marbach and the German national literature archive on the other side of the Neckar valley.
This project has been published in " Villa Magazine No.12 German Villas Special Issue".
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