Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
House O in Potsdam-Mittelmark, Germany by Peter Ruge Architekten
October 20th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Peter Ruge Architekten
The site lies upon a hill in a beautiful small village in the district Potsdam-Mittelmark in a fantastic scenic situation with breathtaking views over the nearby lake. The surroundings are dominated by a combination of historical and modern mansions. As many of the old large trees on the site should be kept as possible.
The new building is designed as a modern residential building with 3 flats. The floor plans are designed to be flexible and open. The main flat extends across two floors. Simple and reserved materials (exposed concrete, glass, wood, natural stone) underline the modern architectural style to accentuate focus upon the connection between the interior and outdoor spaces. All upper floors can be access via the external staircase.
The concept for the facades plays with the contrast of open and closed dependent upon the surroundings and importance of natural perspectives. The narrow sides are glazed toward the south into the garden, and toward the north with the magnificent view over the lake. The west and east facades to the neighbouring sites are mainly closed and designed with large prefabricated concrete elements and some narrow glass bands. The inside of the building appears light, bright and friendly through the open glazed south and north facade.
During the seasons the changing surroundings of the large deciduous trees and so also the spatial impression in building will continuously vary:
• Winter – panoramic view, bright sun light
The building will be heated by using geothermal energy. The integrated bus technology allows the individual controlling of the entire building everywhere and from every place.
Peter Ruge Architekten
Peter Ruge Architekten is an international architectural and urban design firm with offices in Berlin, Germany and Hangzhou, China.
Prof. Peter Ruge runs the company and has over 20 years experience realizing buildings and urban developments across Europe and Asia.
He has lectured at various locations. Currently he teaches Sustainable Design at Hochschule Anhalt / Dessau Institute of Architecture (Bauhaus).
For Peter Ruge Architekten a wide range of prospects has opened up concerning sustainable optimization of existing portfolios, residential developments and city planning.
With expertise in planning and realisation, Peter Ruge Architekten continues to readily welcome the opportunity to take on client’s challenges:
• a low energy apartment complex in Tuying, China;
In addition to various awards, two projects by Peter Ruge have been awarded with a national certification for sustainable architecture.
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