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


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


  • Que trabalho arquitetônico fabuloso, adorei o teto e o piso em madeira.

    ana paula says:

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