Villa in Potsdam

Villa in Potsdam

Architect
TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten
Location
Wilhelmshorst, Germany
Project Year
2015
Category
Private Houses
Martin Tervoort

Villa in Potsdam

TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten as Architects

Private Residence surrounded by pine forest This spacious private residence is located on a small clearing on the backside of the elongated estate in Wilhelmshorst near Potsdam. The quiet location and a big stock of preserved trees define the surrounding of the place. The flat roof and spatially pleasant terrace on the upper floor accentuate the outer appearance of the two-story building. On the south side the wide cantilever creates a framed areaway, which can be used for multiple purposes and visually resembles a passepartout. The overlapping of both floors lies only by 70 m2. Most of the trees on the site could be preserved; furthermore new trees were planted. The large cantilever in the 2nd floor contributes to economizing of space. A flat, cube-shaped two-car garage is located in the front area of the property.


The context of the surrounded buildings continues to appear on the structure of the villa including red brick as well as silver elements on the upper floor. Even to the ground, the massive base has been covered with red brick and on the south side his facade is covered with wide glass panes. By use of the above-mentioned materials the building fits in with the surrounding villas in a way, which is full of character and organic at the same time. The upper floor is storey-high glazed and offers the residents an unrestricted view of the forest and the garden with its old and new stock of trees.


The ground floor accommodates living and dining room, kitchen, study, wardrobe, guest bathroom and utility room. A fireplace completes this homely atmosphere. The upper floor comprises three bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom and a closet. A staircase leads to the spacious terrace. Spa and fitness area are located on the ground floor. The spiral staircase is wrapped around as it defines a continuity of interior spaces and the patio and flows between the floors through the high spaces as a binding element. Further emphasized and expressed is the interior design, which is light and rather reserved focusing only on striking details. During the planning and construction of the villa great importance was attached to the 100 percent use of renewable energy. A geothermal energy system with a heat pump supplies the villa with heating and air conditioning.

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