House F11 by (se)arch

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House F11 by (se)arch

Stuttgart architects (se)arch have completed a house in Germany with an exposed concrete base and cedar shingle-clad upper walls (photographs by Zooey Braun).

House F11 by (se)arch

The sloping landscape steps up around the two lower floors of the three-storey House F11, which is situated outside the city of Aalen.

House F11 by (se)arch

Two sheltered terraces nestle against the house at first floor level and two rooftop courtyards are located on the second floor.

House F11 by (se)arch

Concrete walls are exposed inside the house, while large sliding doors and windows are framed by timber.

House F11 by (se)arch

Timber shingles can more often be found on Dezeen on the exteriors of woodland hideaways - see our earlier stories about a diamond-shaped cabin on legs and three wooden classrooms on stilts.

House F11 by (se)arch

Another recent project photographed by German photographer Zooey Braun is a converted loft in a 1930s primary school - see all our stories about architecture photographed by Zooey Braun here.

House F11 by (se)arch

Here are some more details from (se)arch:


House F11

House F11 lies on a gentle slope in the outskirts of Aalen.

House F11 by (se)arch

Above the entrance floor of reinforced concrete, which cuts into the north-facing slope, rises a wood frame construction volume cladded with cedar shingles.

House F11 by (se)arch

From this volume four volumetric pieces are cut out, each of them forming independent, protected areas - 'green rooms'.

House F11 by (se)arch

Following this principle, the materiality of the outer part of the shingle facade distinguishes itself from the white interior of the building, where the four volumetric cuts occur.

House F11 by (se)arch

The interior walls and ceilings of the house are painted white, which promotes the feeling of space inside and highlights the interplay between interior and exterior.

House F11 by (se)arch

The ground floor plan is flexibly organized, with a central hall and glass walls dividing the dining, living, eating and playing areas.

House F11 by (se)arch

It is a residential building for low-energy consumption(kfw-40, EnEV 2006), using CO2 neutral heating.

House F11 by (se)arch

  • Tiikeri

    I like concrete floors and walls . I painted mine in yellow .

    and then – wasn´t it Wittgenstein who created a totally concreate house for himself ?

  • reinierdejong

    funny, there's also a dutch arch firm called search…

    • Jiji

      true, I have confused them once, even though the Dutch firm is better known. This office is named after the architects Stephan Eberding and Stefanie Eberding. So the name does have a logic.

  • bavarian

    classic good, a bit boring, but better than most…
    good work at least.
    what where the costs?
    because the client had at least to buy his lamp at ikea….

  • Axisgram

    I wouldn't say it's boring! it's well designed, with a good selection of materials; which compliment each other.
    But I guess we can never, truly know how well design it is. Unfortunately, lifeless presentation images of architecture are too often devoid of the realities of life in their designs!
    Give us some life in these pictures!