House W

Architecture
Kraus Schönberg, Constance/Germany & London/United Kingdom

Planning time
2006 − 2007

Construction time
2007

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 5 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

Client
Private

Photography
Ioana Marinescu, London/United Kingdom

This residence of a young family in Hamburg is divided into two levels. The upper part appears to float above the highly transparent lower part. Bedrooms for parents and children are upstairs, while living and dining areas are to be found on the ground floor. The height of the bedrooms varies, with their lower parts protruding to varying degrees into the space lying below. The upper part of the house is made from prefabricated solid wood panels that could be assembled within a very short time frame.