Osterwold°Schmidt EXP!ANDER Architekten
suite home alexander/Apartmenthaus in Weimar
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The project reinterprets a robust basic housing concept like that in classical apartment houses. The floor plans create apartments extending from front to back, with at least two different orientations between cross-walls, enabling various layouts with equal room sizes whose function is not prescribed in advance. Open-plan concepts with few doors can be realised equally well as classically separated rooms. Loggias as private, protected outdoor spaces are provided for all apartments and substantially enrich the interiors through functional relations and diagonal connections (corner windows). The open-ings in the walls with alternating windows and loggias bespeak expansive views, sheltering effects and the spatially functional setting, expressing the individuality of the living styles, promoting contact with the community and ensuring individual privacy. A passage between the square and grove allows for two entrances to the house.