Daniel Laubrich

House CS . Seßlach

Daniel Laubrich . House CS . Seßlach (1)

Daniel Laubrich . photos: © Martin Geyer – EMILBlAU . + archdaily

A family owned meadow in a little village in Bavaria is the inspiration for the design of this archetypal house. Surrounded by sheds and barns the house finds its place among a wildflower meadow.


Based on traditional local architecture the new two-storey house offers a place to live for a young family. The two floors are based on a strict functional separation. A low open ground floor containing the living room contrasts a high enclosed upper floor with bedrooms.This physical connection is intensified by the inverse viewing directions, horizontal to the village on ground floor and vertical to the sky and meadow on the upper floor.

The prefabricated timber frame structure and cladding are made of local spruce. The visible structure defines the interior spaces through subtle spatial gestures.The exterior of the house is painted black with several layers of traditional paint.The black building fits well into its rural surrounding, while maintaining its abstract geometry.

7 thoughts on “Daniel Laubrich”

  1. Following Morgan, it is then only reasonable to accuse Pascal Flammer of being a shameless and uninspired ripoff of Valerio Olgiati, in whose office Flammer worked for ten years?

    Of course Valerio, in turn, is a shameless and uninspired ripoff of Shinohara`s beautiful designs.

    And so on until the dawn of time.

    1. there certainly is a difference between ripoff and interpretation, both Olgiati and Flammer have a deep understanding of Shinohara’s work and the meaning behind it, which is why they are able to defamiliarize it or only use fragments. While this projects certainly is just a bad copy indeed.

  2. I was laughing out loud when I saw that.
    @Paolo, it is not about copying. Nothing is new in architecture. But this project is just a very bad rip off. Yes, I agree if you say one recognises Valerio Olgiatis sense of architecture in the projects of Pascal Flammer. But Pascal always designet his own originals. The same as Valerio adapted Kazuos.

    This project is a bad joke.

  3. It depends on your tolerance for copying, I see more a mainstreaming of a certain fringe Swiss architecture tendency.

    Now even Oberfranken is in on it.

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