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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

OLS House in Stuttgart, Germany by J. Mayer H. Architects

 
April 4th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: J. Mayer H. Architects

The new house is on a plot of land near Stuttgart, on a hillside with a generous view of the valley. The owners wanted a new home that would bring this view to life even inside of the building. The house is in a residential area with conventional developments, most of which date from the 1960s.

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  • Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
  • Project: OLS House
  • Location: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Photography: David Franck
  • Team: Juergen Mayer H., Marcus Blum (Project Architect), Sebastian Finckh, Paul Angelier, Hugo Reis, Julian Blümle
  • Project: 2009-2011
  • Completion:  September 2011
  • Client: Private
  • Architect on Site: AB Wiesler + Michael Gruber, Stuttgart
  • Structural Engineer: Gunter Kopp, Leutenbach/ Nellmersbach
  • Service Engineers: IB Funk und Partner, Leutenbach
  • Building Physics: Kurz&Fischer GmbH, Winnenden
  • Function: Private House, near Stuttgart, Germany
  • Site area: 891 m2
  • Building area: 306 m2
  • Total floor area: 488 m2
  • Number of floors: 3
  • Height of the building: 10,43 m
  • Structure: reinforced concrete, brick, roof: steel
  • Principal exterior material: EIFS, glass, zinc, rooftiles
  • Principal interior material: wood, plasterboard, creative floor
  • Designing period: 08/09 – 04/10
  • Construction period: 04/10 – 09/11
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

Image Courtesy © David Franck

The new, 4-person family home is divided into an elevated ground floor with entrance area, utility room and spa, and a second floor with an open, flowing floor plan containing the living, dining and kitchen areas. Full-height glazing provides a free view of the valley and terrace looking over the garden area. Upstairs are the sleeping areas, dressing rooms and bathrooms. The central design element is a sculptural staircase that connects all three levels.

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Construction:

The house was built as a reinforced concrete construction. The facade consists of one heat-insulating compound system and an aluminum and glass facade. Slats and anti-glare sheeting provide integrated sun protection, protecting it against heat. All of the lightweight partition walls inside are made of drywall. The floor is a seamless layer of screed. The roof with the deep, recessed balcony was built with pre-weathered zinc plate cladding and is fitted with solar panels. Outdoor paved areas were realized as tartan surfaces.

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy © David Franck

Image Courtesy J. Mayer H. Architects

Image Courtesy J. Mayer H. Architects

Image Courtesy J. Mayer H. Architects

Image Courtesy J. Mayer H. Architects

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