Modern concrete residence designed by Architekturbüro Stocker located on the northern rim of the Black Forest in Engelsbrand, Germany.
Description by Architekturbüro Stocker
On a 92-acre estate on the northern rim of the Black Forest, two residential houses and a pool came into being within a landscape garden. On the exposed topography located on a slight slope, different topologies are explored. The inhabited and uninhabited buildings, and gardens of different sizes provide the base for a quest of classical and unknown geometric topologies. The calm search for the “quinta essentia“ of an elegant classical form leads from the tetrahedron to the artificial landscape, a classical form which does not deny its revolutionary roots and formulates a poetic science.
In Phase One, the existing house was reconstructed, extended, and cut in two. By leading a run through its middle, the house was opened to the landscape.
In Phase Two, the new construction is an exact and slightly raised hexahedron. The external leaves, made of exposed concrete, shape the raised cube with regular form ties. The rigorous structure on the outside with radical ramps, batters and graded terraces, forms the starting point of the estate. The wild landscape of the Black Forest is artificially enclosed. Along the 820-foot-long axis of summer solstice, the artificial landscape frees itself to a natural and wild habitat.
In the playful interior of the hexahedron, …read more
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