House P’s geometry was generated by maximizing the property’s allowable building envelope, a classic Allgäu house with a shallow gabled roof and a full lower level, and then slicing an oblique section from that volume along its center axis. From one building emerge two: a house and a storage shed. The space between offers the family a protected courtyard for outdoor activities.
The resulting slanted rear facade together with a cantilevering stair in turn allow one to reach the main entrance on dry ground. The building’s canted shape also results in an impressive and generous interior space. In the main living room, a large window offers majestic views of the surrounding mountains. The upper and lower floors are linked by a double-height living and dining room with a gallery. A replace provides comfort and warmth. A loft at the upper level invites to relax, read or star-gaze through windows positioned to afford direct views of the sky. The basement offers an additional place to retreat with two private bedrooms, a bath and a sauna.
Haus P, Oberreute, Germany
Program: single family house
Architect: Yonder – Architektur und Design
Design team: Benedikt Bosch, Katja Knaus (project leaders), Leonhard Clemens, Felix Krummlauf
Structural engineering: str.ucture GmbH
Area: 249 sqm