The property on Lenbachstraße in the north of Stuttgart slopes upward to the northwest and is scenically located in a very attractive, quiet residential neighborhood with excellent options for local recreation. The site is surrounded by a variety of detached homes and apartment buildings as well as the retirement home “Haus am Killesberg” and is very close to quality recreational facilities such as the Killesberg hill park, the Kräherwald woods, and the Weißenhof tennis club.
The key factors guiding the building design were an intense engagement with the theme of residential space, the influence of natural light, a pleasant indoor climate, and the use of materials selected for their haptic and atmospheric qualities. Using these guidelines, the designers created an autonomous building, developing it from the center to the outside. Its special crystalline shape is perceived as a uniquely recognizable characteristic that enhances the heterogeneous ensemble of the existing residential buildings, while also taking into consideration the surrounding development. Incised, airy loggias and sunrooms, some of them two stories high, allow natural light to penetrate deep into the building and enliven its interior functions with very simple means.
In the interior, the choice of untreated materials was a logical corollary of the idea of authenticity, which is crucial in realizing an innovative, sustainable building concept.