Germany   |  2022

MUSE Design Awards Gold Winner

Goethestraße 1

Entrant Company

Gronych + Dollega Architekten

Category

Architectural Design

Client's Name

Thomas Mayer

Sub-Category

Other Architectural Design

The planning process of the building proved to be very challenging because of the local plan, which already dictated essential factors such as the height of the eave and the ridge and even smaller details like the measurements of dormers. The usage of water as a creative element was also prohibited outside of the strict building footprint. The living-, children’s-, parental- and sauna areas were spread across four separate levels within the building. The central theme behind the concept was the definition of striking relations between the inside and outside spaces: The water surface in front of the floor to ceiling windows in the ground floor makes the outside area seemingly merge with the building. The circular dining zone evokes the image of a floating plane on the water and is therefore also zoning the inside and outside. The reflecting surface of the water helps to create many different atmospheres within the building. A tilted exterior wall is used to create the airspace that connects the ground floor with the upper floor, while also enabling natural lighting for the basement. The sloping high windows upstairs create the feeling of living within the treetops. The different levels are accessed by an open steel staircase, which also serves as a highly sculptural element of the inside area. The monolithically shaped façade of the building creates a distinct measurement in cohesion with the opulent tree population of the property.

Credits

Peter Gronych + Yvonne Dollega
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