'living room' by formalhaut 'living room' by formalhaut
jun 26, 2008

'living room' by formalhaut

formalhaut is the design, architecture and art studio comprised of architects gabriela seifert and goetz stoeckmann and artist ottmar hoerl. their studio is based in frankfurt, germany but one of their best known projects is in the historic town of gelnhause, germany. ‘living room’ is a contemporary residence situated in the town’s medival centre. the house is clad in powder-coated aluminum panels which are dotted with regularly spaced windows which allow passer-bys to peer inside. the house has 52 such windows and one section which can be slid out from the house to create an indoor balcony. a special sound technology turns outdoor noise into ambient sound on the interior. most strikingly, the main floor’s dining room sits on a natural slab of stone.


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