Haus W by Pott Architects
Architects: Pott Architects
Location: Berlin, Germany
Area: 3,000 sqft
Photos: Rudi Meisel
The individual home of character as the spot to appreciate private family life appears to have been progressively sidelined in this season of standard-example pre-gathered lodging units, maybe no more staying aware of the requirement for portability and adaptability.
It along these lines satisfied us all that much when a youthful group of four had the wish and the certainty to work with us to outline a custom-manufactured home addressing their needs. The goal was an adaptable outline that could develop as family circumstances advanced, and would permit amicability between individual requirements for time alone and family requirements for time together.
The house they had personality a primary concern would capacity like a living thing and would have a spot for every one of the odds and ends that make up regular life. It would be a neighborly house, with extraordinary spots for feeling settled and secure. Over a time of dialog together, and utilizing a progression of varieties, models and reenactments, we audited top to bottom exactly what it was felt a family home ought to offer, and a general idea was produced.
The building, finished in April 2005, is the consequence of this escalated handle and mirrors a manifestly obvious requirement for new, characterful home living situations. The house being referred to is situated in the Lichterfelde area of Berlin, in the previous greenhouse of an estate manufactured amid the prosperous Gründerzeit years of the late nineteenth century. The real property is gotten to through its own laneway, driving past the manor in front. The way things are transverse to the entrance path, drawing nearer guests can look through an expansive window straight into the focal piece of the house. The gleaming flame in the chimney here is with regards to the notable and rich appearance of the house itself.
The cleared forecourt prompts the passage territory, which is intended to meet the geography of the grounds. The passageway to the house is at an indented ground level, where there is an open lobby with a cloakroom and administration ranges. The single flight of stairs leads straightforwardly to the house’s fundamental shared space, including kitchen and feasting zone. Past the chimney and the unsupported stair to the following floor, and on a split level, are the family room and the folks’ private rooms. The upper story has the youngsters’ rooms, the exhibition before them being proposed as a mutual play territory.
Fundamentally the house is a solitary volume, zoned off through divider and roof components. The course of action of the rooms along two parallel access halls running from the study in the east to the yard makes an enfilade impact which can, where required, be amplified or abbreviated by sliding entryways. In the meantime, the house’s longitudinal stature change denote a zoning-off of private and mutual space, offering the options of segregation or interest. The chimney is at the focal point of this arrangement of rooms and can be seen from all sides.
An alleviating and cheering focal core interest. Pantries and racking space have been situated along the entire length of both stories, on north and south sides of the house, to give the whole stockpiling and overhauling space required for the connecting rooms. This element minimized the requirement for detached furniture and made living-space. Every inward divider can be moved to meet new settlement necessities as they emerge. The hierarchical standards included here were a need in arranging and the result contributes enormously to the tranquil appearance and incredible adaptability of the inside outline.
The hobby produced by the outer state of the building gets from the focal, corridor like inside space, thus coming about because of the wonderful flat relocation of the upper story and along these lines additionally of the opening up of the inside space.
This favored area in characteristic surroundings incited the choice to utilize a practical material with its own particular regular patina for the shell of the building. The fancied homogeneity of appearance made it important to pick a material that could work similarly well as material and as façade cladding. The rich dim, variable patina of copper is currently spreading over the entire body of the house, and throughout the reality of the situation will become obvious eventually with the common shades of the greenhouse. It stands out strikingly from the accuracy with which the copper and glass components are fitted together, and with the unmistakable general shape.
The house manages without complex aerating and cooling innovation and makes methodical inactive utilization of sun oriented vitality. The situating and dimensioning of the windows is adjusted to the way of the sun and gives basic through ventilation and lighting of all rooms, and additionally deliberately made sight-lines from inside to outside and the other way around.
With the exact arranging of the essential idea, Haus W. has been tweaked to the needs of its inhabitants, down to the littlest subtle element, yet in the meantime it delineates the abundance of potential for new and distinctive sorts of homes. We are upbeat that the family appreciates life in this house and that they discuss a “house that is like a vacation”.