hornung and jacobi architecture: house hafner
hornung and jacobi architecture: house hafner hornung and jacobi architecture: house hafner
jan 29, 2013
hornung and jacobi architecture: house hafner

‘house hafner’ by hornung and jacobi architecture, germany
image © peter guthrie
all images courtesy of hornung and jacobi architecture



the site of ‘house hafner’ by german practice hornung and jacobi architecture is located in the countryside next to a forest in Southern Germany,
situated at the end of a blind alley to benefit from the views of the woods and valley. a very high level of privacy is provided by the natural protection
of the environment which makes an open living configuration possible. the slight remodeling of the topography with a given height difference of three
meters inspired the choreography and orientation of the building. 
the residential building is designed for a couple with an independent area for guests
and is divided into two parts: one introverted area, articulated by an arrangement of smaller openings following the surrounding typology of the neighborhood;
its counterpart is an extroverted zone facing the forest and the beautiful view of the valley, interpreted as an extension of the open living area.

the abstracted shape  of the gabled roof draws an analogy to the surrounding roof typologies, which is common in the region. the transformation to
an open cubic design made a maximum size of openings possible, as well as the visual merging of living and nature.



U-shaped residential building
image © peter guthrie



view from the extroverted garden side
image © peter guthrie



looking downwards towards the entrance and parking area
image © peter guthrie



entrance area
image © peter guthrie



interior view, looking towards the more open and less private area
image © peter guthrie



living and dining area
image © peter guthrie



a sliding door enables the residents to benefit from a flexible open plan kitchen as well being able to separate that area from the dining and living area
image © peter guthrie



night view
image © peter guthrie




site plan



floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1



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