Bayer & Strobel: Wohnhaus Z - best architects 14 in Gold

Bayer & Strobel

Wohnhaus Z

best architects 14 in Gold

single family homes

Place

Frankfurt am Main

Photos

Peter Strobel

Description

The building is set on a privileged site somewhat elevated above the city centre. From the upper storey a spectacular view opens up of Frankfurt’s skyline. The entire building is designed around this vantage point. Contrary to the normal layout, the bedrooms are on the ground floor and the living quarters on the upper storey. The most spectacular vista can be enjoyed from the large family dining table, the true high point of the house. BUILDING VOLUME__The sculptural appear-ance of the building is enhanced by uniform façades of clinker masonry. Light grey-beige stones with a subdued, hand-coated surface in Danish standard format were used. All materials were selected for value and durability – just as the design itself, rather than echoing short-lived trends, is committed to a contemporary but enduring architectural language.