gross cubic volume 3,036 m3, gross floor space 927 m2
Bollinger+Grohmann GmbH, Frankfurt
This building ensemble consists of a newly constructed apartment house and a renovated residential house that was initially a barn house built in 1961.
The design concept aims to unify two building structures that vary in geometry and construction date through the use of materials and placement of building envelope openings - two buildings that mutually shape and create a serene living environment. The hedgerow garden and the newly planted trees mold the area between the two buildings and, while linking both residential buildings to one another, also create more privacy for the individual living spaces.
The buildings structure of the new building is made of a reinforced concrete skeleton construction and the façade is made of unitized frame elements from beech laminated veneer lumber (LVL) with ventilated larch planking. The highly insulated façade and the massive floor slabs create a highly comfortable indoor climate. The terraces provide a generous amount of outdoor space for each apartment with views overlooking the beautiful landscape of the “Hessische Bergstraße” (a wine region).