Black on White
by Fabi Architekten

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German studio Fabi Architekten has stacked a black building on top of a white building to create this house in the Bavarian countryside (+ slideshow).

Black on White by Fabi Architekten

A rectilinear white volume nestles against the hill at the base of the house, providing a combined bedroom and washroom, while a black building shaped like an archetypal house sits on the top and contains a kitchen, dining area and living room.

Black on White by Fabi Architekten

Glazed walls line the facades of both storeys, offering views out over the landscape. "The volumes open up to the natural space, the forest," said Fabi Architekten. "[It is] a minimal intrusion into the hillside topography."

Black on White by Fabi Architekten

On the upper floor, the glass doors slide open to lead out to a triangular roof terrace, while on the level below they provide a second entrance to the house.

Black on White by Fabi Architekten

The main entrance is positioned on the side of the building and is sheltered beneath the overhanging corner of the first floor.

Black on White by Fabi Architekten

A cantilevered wooden staircase connects the two storeys.

Black on White by Fabi Architekten

The house is located in Wenzenbach and was completed in 2012.

Black on White by Fabi Architekten

Other houses completed in Germany recently include a gabled house in Metzingen and a residence in Stuttgart with an inclining profile. See more architecture in Germany.

Black on White by Fabi Architekten

Photography is by Herbert Stolz.

Black on White by Fabi Architekten

Above: lower floor plan

Black on White by Fabi Architekten

Above: upper floor plan

  • http://twitter.com/burtja @burtja

    Those sinks look utterly useless.

  • http://www.mujifans.tumblr.com/ Braunies

    Do any of these homes have blinds or curtains? Talk about a voyeur’s paradise.