patrick frey + björn götte: sommerhaus piu
patrick frey + björn götte: sommerhaus piu patrick frey + björn götte: sommerhaus piu
jun 30, 2011

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


dining area

covered veranda

situated along the edge of a forest


floor plan / level 0

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions’  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication.

  • brilliant

    dbkii says:
  • Love it!

    yojic says:
  • perfect

    kml says:
  • bello!.

    mangosto says:
  • Sweet…

    Free Form Constructural Realism - Hawaii says:
  • nice one:how much?

    L.S. Roberts says:
  • That house does not work, the kitchen opens onto a room! Not have been better to separate these systems, no shortage of meters.
    Also looks very nice.

    MAE2980 says:
  • Great design, simple and beautiful

    Jason r says:
  • HI, great work ! any chances on getting more infos on prices, delivery, etc.. ?

    karolpi says:
  • I think it’s beautiful too! And I’d love more info on prices, delivery, etc.!

    Barb C says:

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