A small cube is cut out of the north-facade of House K by Sonja & Thilo Kurzemann and forms the canopy to the entrance of the house. From here an outside stair leads to a gravel-covered patio which is access and illumination to a spacious guest room in the basement. The garden in the south and the whole ground floor are slightly raised from the adjacent sites. The south-west corner of the structure is cut out for a covered terrace. Varying ceiling heights, adjusted cupboard volumes, comprehensive blanked out air spaces and freely arranged window cutouts broach the issue of freedom between the surrounding next-door houses. The choice of materials of visible concrete, dull varnished spruce and honed anhydrite floor gives the home its an essential, reduced impact.
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Varying ceiling heights and freely arranged window cutouts