k_m architektur: farm house in obstgarten
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jul 08, 2012
k_m architektur: farm house in obstgarten


‘farm house in obstgarten’ by k_m architektur, langenargen, germany
all images © k_m architektur

german practice k_m architektur have completed the ‘farm house in obstgarten’, a residence within a farmstead in langenargen, germany. 
encompassed by an orchard, the one-storey structure is lifted off the ground, appearing to float above the lawn and overlook the
perpendicular rows of agricultural plantings. spanning the linear footprint, the continuous flat roof wraps the north half of the dwelling
and bends into the ground plane, opening the elongated and glass-enclosed south elevation to the landscape. inhabitants approach
the copper-clad building from the nearby farm complex, ascending zigzagged concrete steps and passing into an outdoor foyer entirely
surfaced with wood planks.

deep overhangs along the glazed exterior form a sheltered veranda to protect the interior from solar gain during summer.
a photovoltaic system on a nearby building energizes the home while a pipeline leading from the another warms the home during winter
with firewood. a wood-fueled stove in the living room warms the interior.


south elevation


west elevation


south elevation


east elevation


veranda


glass facade and veranda encloses the living + dining area


approach to the residence


(left) entry steps
(right) front door


entry leads into kitchen + dining area


kitchen + dining area


living, dining + kitchen


bedroom overlooks the orchard


at night


site plan


floor plan / level 0
1. living room
2. dining room
3. kitchen
4. storage
5. entry
6. bathroom
7. mudroom
8. guest room
9. bathroom
10.
bathroom
11. master bedroom
12. children’s bedroom
13.
children’s bedroom
14. office
15. terrace


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