Within the framework of a heterogeneous villa construction and restrictive site occupancy indexes and floor space ratios in the south of Munich, “Haus H” completely exploits all parameters and radiates friendliness to its surroundings.
The L-shaped site develops generously as a free floor plan in the spirit of the classical villa tradition from the north-east as a frame, but nevertheless as a gesture of openness around the site and its garden. In the process, the villa follows the guiding theme of “stacked cubes”, playing freely with a Jura-clad ground floor and brightly plastered offset units in the upper floor.
The creative design decisions always follow the dialectic principles “structure versus area”, “open versus closed”, “heavy versus light”, “nature versus artefact”, “few openings to north and east versus generous glazing to south and west” etc.…
Street access to the house entrance takes the form of a path along a narrow Pond.
All design elements have a meaningful function:
The sleeping quarters, “offset” to the south with a large overhang, assume the task of an entrance canopy. The slanting incisions and openings elevate the plastic-sculptural building shape and automatically provide a structural solar protection without additional shadowing measures.
The carefully reduced detail, characterised by a minimum of materials, is continued in the interior. Bronze-finished brass for gates and doors create “significance” in their interaction with natural stone and plaster.