House in House by Steffen Welsch Architect is peacefully integrated into the street, into the floor plan, the building shape and the architectural detail. The concept is spatial planning of the site, in which a series of rooms are arranged along a central spine. Let’s take a closer look.
The house in house contains five different internal pavilions or houses: working, sleeping for guests, sleeping of the owners, kitchen + dining room and living room + library. Then there are four inner courtyards or “cavities”: a retreat courtyard, a library courtyard, a dining area and a lounge courtyard in full width.
The client’s assignment was for a unique home tailored to their irregular working hours. It includes a home office, guest accommodation and capacity for your art collection, which is displayed in a central spine gallery. Lighting the gallery was an important consideration in the design. The architects managed to bring natural light through the courtyards and windows of the clergy, and it washes down the cathedral’s ceilings almost ethereally. Individual pavilions or houses are connected to the main axis. These fulfill the functions: work, eat, relax, read and sleep. The houses are separated from each other by inner courtyards that provide privacy, control noise and, if desired, allow a visual connection. The deck has an outdoor dining area.
The layout with its strict functional and spatial separation enables future flexibility. The zoning controls and limits the conditioning of living spaces, such as B. the glazing door that separates the living and dining room from the living wing. The air conditioning was limited to the master bedroom. The house is effectively ventilated through the courtyards to which every room including a bathroom is accessible. When placing the pavilions, solar access to adjacent properties was taken into account.