Home Hoinka / Atelier Kaiser Shen
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Pfaffenhofen is a small village close to Heilbronn. It’s characterised by an idyllic setting with a church, and half-timbered homes courting from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries within the middle of the village, with vineyards rising picturesquely within the background. The village middle is now being redensified with a residential constructing in a cubature typical for the area, which is extraordinary in a number of respects. For one factor, the best way it’s constructed displays the shopper’s mindset and space of labor. So far as potential the goal was to appreciate a constructing that was ideally created from pure and renewable uncooked supplies which could be re-introduced into the pure cycle.
Every part was primarily based on the concept of utilizing bales of straw mixed with clay plaster as a thermal envelope for flooring, ceilings, roofs, and partitions – a follow in use for the reason that late nineteenth century and that’s now making a comeback for numerous causes: Since straw is renewable and recyclable it’s consequently simpler on each sources and local weather than typical insulating supplies. It’s also available and could be sourced domestically. Nevertheless, not solely is the fabric itself low-tech, however its dealing with can also be easy: the bales of straw are pressed right into a picket framework to a thickness of 36.5 cm with any extra merely being trimmed off utilizing hedge cutters.
The purpose for Haus Hoinka was to appreciate all six facades – the roof and the ground slab as effectively – utilizing this straw bale building technique. To be able to dispense with elaborate sealing whereas on the identical time nonetheless completely defending the straw bales within the ground slab from water the home was raised by a complete ground. The compact home rests on a concrete cross and 4 helps. When the picket shutters are closed it creates the impression of an elevated picket monolith which varieties a stark distinction to the open backyard degree. Within the course of, Haus Hoinka subtly adopts each the grain and roof form of its setting, and with its staggered construction comprising a stone base and cantilevered picket constructing engages in a direct dialog with the half-timbered homes within the middle of the village.
The easy primary type conceals a fancy nested semi-detached home during which the 2 residential items are every linked to the backyard degree by way of a single flight of stairs. Because of this the doorway doorways to the flats are every situated on the bottom ground. On all flooring the residential items are organized by level reflection to at least one one other so that each one residents can profit from the views in all 4 instructions: Because of this views from each condo lengthen east to the church sq., west to the backyard, north to the vineyards and south over the roofs of the village into the gap.
On the primary ground, the home is split lengthwise, on the second crosswise. This division can also be legible within the inside: For instance, the construction of spruce wooden and the loam within the condo dealing with the middle of the village have been painted white, whereas they have been left untreated within the one dealing with the backyard. However this division can also be subtly seen within the silver fir facade: The widths of the planks within the board and batten cladding fluctuate barely within the two halves of the home thus giving a touch of the inside.
On the bottom ground, the elevation required for structural causes is achieved by the use of a concrete cross and 4 nook helps. This creates 4 open areas that can be utilized in quite a lot of methods by the occupants – conceivable choices embody a charging station for an e-car, a workshop, or an outside kitchen. These makes use of would possibly change over the course of the 12 months: In the summertime, for instance, the rooms work as out of doors dwelling rooms increasing the indoor dwelling area. The shopper determined to appreciate a granny flat in certainly one of these 4 areas. Additional developments similar to a winter backyard, a workshop, or a visitor room are potential choices for the long run. By means of their decisions, the residents will form the home over the course of the years. The Cite Verticale in Casablanca impressed the architects to undertake an method that leaves the usage of a constructing partially to its occupants. And certainly, Atelier Shen regards different buildings by the residents of this improvement as extremely enriching.
At Haus Hoinka, emphasis was positioned on the usage of easy and ecological supplies. Along with the usage of straw, clay, and wooden, care was taken to make sure that all different supplies used additionally had a great ecological steadiness and may very well be recycled and separated appropriately. So far as potential any glued connections that will be troublesome to reverse have been averted. All supplies together with their origin are recorded in a database for sustainable constructing merchandise developed by the shopper.
As regards constructing sort, Haus Hoinka demonstrates how residential building in rural areas could be rethought. A better density for the village middle is achieved via sustainable constructing building and utilizing easy supplies that may be individually recycled. Furthermore, the constructing gives an especially versatile ground plan for numerous constellations of individuals dwelling collectively. Not solely will Haus Hoinka make future modifications potential it’s going to most likely even be enriched by them.