Residential Building with Tractor Shed

Residential Building with Tractor Shed

Architect
CAPE climate architecture physics energy

schleicher.ragaller architekten bda
Location
Schwaikheim, Germany | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Apartments
Zooey Braun

Residential Building with Tractor Shed

CAPE climate architecture physics energy as Architects

When some agricultural buildings existing on the site had to be demolished because they had reached the end of their lifetime, the owner's family, who have their roots in Schwaikheim, felt obliged to create contemporary apartments urgently needed in the Stuttgart region, while at the same time strengthening the character of the town center.

The decision to use wood as a building material was an obvious one - not only because the planning team committed itself to local building traditions and the principles of sustainable construction, but also because the client is a trained carpenter.

This approach led to the construction of a three-storey apartment building, supplemented by a tractor shed, which the family needs for their part-time farming, but which also allows the client to work on smaller jobs in his original profession.

Both parts of the building rest on a connecting massive base which mediates the height difference and slope of the existing ground plane towards the garden. The two strucutres, which are identical in their gable profiles but of different heights and lengths,are placed in relation to each other as to form a foreyard which serves as work space as well as an extension of the streetscape. The dark-painted timber façade and therough textured concrete are reminiscent of the surrounding context and the original building on the site.

All apartments open generously to the south, which, together with the highly insulated building envelope and anefficient heat pump,ensures the heat energy requirements comply with the minimum usage according to the KfW energy efficiency standards. With the addition of a PV system on the optimally oriented south-facing roof, the house can cover a large part of its energy requirements for heating and hot water itself on an annual basis.

 

Material Used :
1. Facade cladding: black forest spruce wood, black varnished with remmers glaze
2. Flooring: oak parquet, bembé gmbh
3. Windows: wood aluminium windows, triple plazed, handles fsb, fittings maco
4. Roofing: titanium zinc roof
5. Interior lighting: porcelain lamps, ifö electric

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Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Windows handlesFSB
Flooring: oak parquetBembe
Interior lighting: porcelain lampsIfö Electric
ManufacturersMACO
Product Spec Sheet
Windows handles
by FSB
Flooring: oak parquet
by Bembe
Interior lighting: porcelain lamps
Manufacturers
by MACO
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