House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

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House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

Following our story about Shigeru Ban's apartments secured by rolling metal shutters, here's a concrete house near Stuttgart that can be sealed with sliding screens.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

Located in the Esslingen district, the three-storey House KW by German architects Käß Hauschildt is nestled against a sloping meadow overlooking an orchard.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

A concrete staircase connects multipurpose ground floor rooms with first floor living areas and second floor bedrooms.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

Concrete ceilings are exposed throughout the house.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

See also: our earlier story about a house that becomes a fortress by night.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

Photography is by Antje Quiram.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

Here's some more information from the architects:


Home for a family of 4, the house is located on the outskirts of the development area "Mittlere Rosselen" in Esslingen near Stuttgart, Germany.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

Sloping down in east-west orientation, the hillside property is merging into the surrounding meadow orchards with their old trees.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

Being three-storey facing the residential road, the building is two-storey only on the garden side.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

The house is entered on ground floor level.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

Stairs lead from the entrance hall to the living area on the first floor where kitchen, living and dining room are arranged as a round trip around the central staircase.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

The large windows offer superb views over the surrounding meadows and allow nature into the rooms.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

The second floor accommodates bedroom, children's rooms and bathroom.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

Despite the compact floor plan, vista across the complete building length create a generous impression of the rooms.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

Building construction has been implemented using a minimum of trades and materials.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

On the outside the building shows a rough concrete skin with precisely cut in openings.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

As such a self-supporting facade it is, in comparison to alternative materials, particularly sturdy and timeless.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

The interior is defined by white plaster block walls and exposed concrete ceilings and stairs.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

Doors, build-in furniture and kitchen are white and blend in unobtrusively with the rooms.

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

House KW by Käß Hauschildt Architects

  • http://netzfx.de Oliver

    wow … absolute fantastic house

  • Karlo

    THIS is the reason regular people are afraid to get their house designed by an architect. Forget everything you were artificially trained to like in University and look at this house again: it is boring box of concrete with uninspired interior.
    Bonjour Tristesse.

    • anonimous

      ….this architecture is not for regular people, every client is different, maybe the client is not "regular".

    • Fran Skaf

      This house is not for you my dear friend. It for another client.

      Regular people get regular architects. "Forward" people, get "forward" architects, like this one.

  • edward

    Glad to see there are irregular people that appreciate strong design elements and zero maintenance.

  • michael

    a reflection of our current society

    private, secluded, isolated, secure, cold

  • Jess

    This is my type of house. Simple & strong design.

  • MABA

    not a lot of play in this one..