House W

Brandenburg, Germany

Cost-efficient building with wood in the countryside of the district Oberhavel

2013-2014
Size: GFA buildings: 133,5 sqm, terrace: 47,0 sqm
Client: private
Structural engineering: Dipl.-Ing. Hartmut Unterberg
Construction company: Signumplan GmbH
Photos: Li Yuanhao

House W is a detached dacha for a German-Russian family of musicians. Located 75 km north of Berlin in the beautiful countryside of Brandenburg, it is surrounded by lakes and forests. On a large 6,500 m2 site, a one storey wooden cabin has been constructed with a spacious living, dining and kitchen area.

Connected to the imposing outside landscape, large window areas open the building up to the wooden porch and the natural garden. The low cost, wooden construction and the silver-turning larch cladding have been chosen to emphasize renewable primary products and to mingle with natural surroundings.