Wednesday, November 26, 2008

+...DuPLi CaSa...+



Dupli.Casa - House near Ludwigsburg, Germany
by J. MAYER H. Architects
Project Architects Georg Schmidthals, Thorsten Blatter
Team Juergen Mayer H., Simon Takasaki, Andre Santer, Sebastian Finckh
Project 2005-2007
Completion 2008
Client Private
Architect on Site AB Wiesler, Stuttgart
Structural Engineer Dieter Kubasch, Ditzingen und IB Rainer Klein, Sachsenheim
Service Engineers IB Hans Wagner, Filderstadt
Building Physics IB Dr. Schaecke und Bayer, Waiblingen-Hegnach
Landscape Architects Büro Klaus Wiederkehr, Nürtingen
Function Private House, near Ludwigsburg, Germany
Site area 6900 m2
Building area 569 m2
Total floor area 1190 m2
Number of floors 3
Height of the building 12,20 m
Structure Ferroconcrete, brick, roof: timber
Principal exterior material aerated concrete with plaster, glass
Principal interior material wood panelling, plaster, parquet flooring
Designing period 02/05 – 06/08
Construction period 02/06 – 08/08
Photographer David Franck

Originally built in 1984 and with many extensions and modifications since then, the new building echoes the “family archaeology“ by duplication and rotation. Lifted up, it creates a semi-public space on ground level between two layers of discretion. The geometry of the building is based on the footprint of the house that previously was located on the site. The skin of the villa performs a sophisticated connection between inside and outside and offers spectacular views onto the old town of Marbach and the German national literature archive on the other side of the Neckar valley.

About J. MAYER H. Architects
Jürgen Mayer H. is founder and principal of this crossdisciplinairy studio. He studied at Stuttgart University, The Cooper Union and at Princeton Universtiy. His work was published and exhibited worldwide and is part of international collections like the MoMA New York and SF MoMA. His work was awarded with numerous prizes, i.e. the Mies-van-der-Rohe-Award 2003 Emerging Architect and Winner Holcim Awards 2005 Bronze Europe for Metropol Parasol. Jürgen Mayer H. tought at Princeton University, University of the Arts Berlin, Harvard University, Kunsthochschule Berlin, the Architectural Association in London and is currently teaching at Columbia University in New York.

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