Duplex / Atelier st + Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH
Textual content description offered by the architects. The property is positioned on the sting of a mature residential space in Portitz, within the north-west of Leipzig. Along with the fast proximity to nature, it’s characterised by the neighborhood of a heterogeneous single-family home improvement and an already grown backyard vegetation. Nature, the close by forest, and the orchard performed simply as vital a task as the interpretation of the encircling buildings into a up to date architectural language. The defining traits of the property have been translated right into a gabled residential constructing. It’s the archetypal picture of a home that each baby attracts. Nonetheless, this fundamental determine didn’t stay alone. In step with the motto “two are higher than one”, the general look of the brand new constructing is made up of two offset, slim home volumes.
This measure makes it doable to stay inside the constructing traces of the neighboring buildings, to react to the size of the environment and, on the identical time, to accommodate the required room program in a compact and centered method. The form of the 2 joined gable roof volumes performs with the semi-detached homes within the surrounding space, not least with a wink. As a substitute of uniform typification, the design pursues the objective of remodeling the prevailing in such a manner that an impartial structure is created. A transparent and simple constructing quantity with particular openings into nature. Specifically, the views take within the forest to the east and the orchard to the west.
An arrival zone is created between the road and the constructing. This paved forecourt accommodates automotive parking areas and entry to the doorway and backyard. Firstly, this protected arrival space is a hyperlink between public area and privateness. The orchard to the west can’t be seen from the road and is reserved for residents solely. Differentiated terraces, a pool space, inexperienced display partitions, and embankment partitions, together with numerous inexperienced areas and shrubs, create a singular leisure and backyard area. Inside. In distinction to the exhausting outer core, the inside of the home is designed like a mysterious, sheltering cave.
The theme of curves is sustained within the reveals of passageways and doorways. The formed outer type of two volumes interweaves to kind a fancy entire on the within. A heat, finely textured clay plaster on the partitions and ceilings attracts the otherwise proportioned rooms collectively. Within the public areas, a shimmering inexperienced pure stone was laid, which can also be used within the sanitary services and showers. Pure oiled oak parquet was laid within the higher, non-public rooms.
The constructing is accessed through a beneficiant arched doorway from the east. Right here, the forest reverse and the related lighting moods penetrate by means of the finely structured glazing right into a spacious lobby space. From right here, a connection leads right into a spacious cooking and eating space with an exit to the backyard. The separate, increased front room can also be accessed from right here. This retreat is a number of steps above the bottom stage of the backyard and, as a room that extends as much as the roof, creates a particular environment with a hearth set into an uncovered concrete wall.
The extra non-public rooms are positioned on the higher ground. These are additionally divided by barely staggered ranges. The main bedroom with dressing room and toilet is positioned on a sort of intermediate stage. From right here, a number of extra steps result in the world for kids, visitors, and work, together with their loos. The rooms are related to the encircling nature by means of focused window openings.