Located in Pinnow, Gerswalde, this residential and holiday home opens its glass façade upon the surrounding landscape of Uckermark. Its form typologically references surrounding barns and homes. The building's base is set slightly back from the façade, giving it the appearance of levitating above the meadow. The interior and wooden structure is stained entirely black, with a black mastic asphalt floor that runs throughout the building.
The slender floor plan spans between living and dining room at one end and a library at the other. These two volumes extend to the roof top. In between is an elongated core with glazed corridors, a bathroom, and two sleeping alcoves. The sleeping alcoves remain open to the corridors and surrounding landscape, but can be closed off with sliding doors. The living area of the house lowers itself into the ground and towards the wide open fireplace.
Upstairs are the children's rooms and another bathroom, decorated like the one below in light wood tones. Each space is exposed to light and views through individual dormers.
The house was built in large by the owners, Dirk and Johanna Preuss Michel, on their own and also by the construction company of Mr. Preuss. The house has been rented as a holiday home since spring 2012.
For further details, contact www.dasschwarzehaus.de.