patrick frey + björn götte: sommerhaus piu
‘sommerhaus piu’ by patrick frey + björn götte images courtesy of patrick frey
a collaborative effort between germany based patrick frey + björn götte has led to the development of ‘sommerhaus piu’, a prefabricated wooden vacation home. simple, elegant and versatile, the facade is defined by thin horizontal strips of wood. a slightly pitched roof edged with charcoal planks allows natural light to enter clerestory windows into the living spaces while bedrooms are protected from direct sunlight with limited windows.
facade clad with narrow wooden strips
the comfortable interior atmosphere is suitable for a getaway during any season for vacation or independent study. flexible and varied ground plans allow this design to be optimal for any natural environment. large glass sliding doors open to blur the boundary between communal spaces and nature. extending from the kitchen, a terrace invites dwellers to dine outdoors while steps lead to infinite escapades. a covered veranda wraps the perimeter of the house allowing inhabitants to immerse themselves into their immediate encompassing surroundings.
sited within natural landscape
covered veranda wraps around house
glass doors open kitchen to outdoor terrace
situated along the edge of a forest
floor plan / level 0
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from the direction of approach the house can be read clearly, while from the opposite direction the structure appears only as a low wall surrounding the existing »
from the direction of approach the house can be read clearly, while from the opposite direction the structure appears only as a low wall surrounding the existing trees.