In September 2016, Brandt + Simon Architekten completed Schuppen house, a single family home in Berlin, Germany.
The 8,350 rounded shingles are in varying shades of green, providing the exterior with a dappled effect which is intended to blend with the surrounding trees and plants. This was the architects’ response to the client’s brief to create a ‘garden house’.
By angling the end wall of the timber-frame house, extra space was created for a garden. The facial expression on the wall is created by the use of a long panoramic window positioned below two smaller windows.
An angular white staircase connects the floors, with the uppermost floor illuminated by a set of 6 rectangular roof lights. In contrast to the colourful exterior, the interior finishes are minimal, with walls painted white and offset by dark flooring.
Photos copyright Michael Nast.
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