The architects, Biehler and Weith, demonstrate how a well-thought-out façade grid can create an astonishing impact in a new residential building near Lake Constance. The features which usually characterize a traditional house have been dispensed: parapet walls, clearly visible window frames, perceptible storeys, roof edges, symmetrical roof surfaces and right-angled floor plans.
The result is a sculptural building unique in terms of scale. However, the architects have created an envelope, comprising rear-ventilated, large-format ALUCOBOND® tray panels with dark joints, covering the whole building in a grid format. The building’s linearity and its openings, its slanting lines and the resulting perspectives are spatially organised by the matrix created for this space. The colours selected lend the building its subtle, timeless elegance.