storp weber architecture: blind spot house storp weber architecture: blind spot house
apr 15, 2011

storp weber architecture: blind spot house

‘blind spot house’ by storp weber architecture in acern-fautenbach, germany all images courtesy storp weber architecture

london-based practice storp weber architecture (sabine storp, patrick weber) has sent us images of their new project, ‘blind spot house’ a single family dwelling in achern-fautenbach, germany. located on a steep hill overlooking the rhine valley, the small design seeks to make most of its advantageous vantage point by purposely directing views towards the landscape while simultaneously restricting sight lines towards the neighbouring residences.

on site

featuring extreme views towards france on one side and the black forest mountains on the other, the house is an outcome of careful placement that aims to maximize its visual interaction with the landscape. each room secures a specific view of the vista with generously-sized windows which are bound my blinkers that further control what the inhabitants see. the interior space also benefits from shading by this deepening of the wall section.


altering the site as little as possible, the house incorporates a number of green elements such as a living roof and grass-concrete blocks in its wall reinforcement. the interior is finished with natural grey slate and natural oak with concrete components left visible and bare. the three-level house is arranged in an open fashion, maintaining a sense of spaciousness and connection between the different rooms.  


wood paneling

grass concrete blocks

interior view

differences in levels

interior staircase

small outdoor space

physical model

schematic diagram showing the views

site plan / level 0

floor plan / level +1

floor plan / level +2



south elevation

west elevation

north elevation

east elevation

interior diagram

  • Any reason why the wood stove was not put on kitchen or lowest level to allow heat to rise from lowest spot? Also, why not run the chimney inside up wall to gain heat from flue pipe and then exit out side wall before roof?

    Tim Hershner, [email protected] says:

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