A single-family house with a little tower from the end of the 19th century is being modernized and expanded with a wooden extension. The structural challenge becomes the design idea.
Two reinforced concrete pillars support the old masonry in its base. Within the open floor plan at the ground floor, joists arranged in a cross shape with the supporting column at the center provide a zoning element between the old and the new. Continue reading FAM Architekten
The single-storey house with a long wooden veranda lies in a sparsely populated bavarian village called Tengling, in the region of Traunstein, 10 km away from the border to Austria. The unique location on the edge of the development zone in Tengling offers a view over vast fields that cannot be obstructed by later buildings. Continue reading FAM . amu
This semi-detached house with a round window and a gable roof lies in a new housing estate in the suburbs of Munich.
Its rigorous symmetric structure allows an optimized utilization of the few space within the three-storey house. The entrance is located in the middleaxis, followed by an air space which connects the upper floor with the groundfloor. The staircase is situated in the same alignment. The massive body of exposed concrete, inwhich the stairs seem to be subtracted, acts as stiffening core. Continue reading FAM . Weitz