The German architectural firm Möhring designs regionally typical buildings with a modern context. There is an unmistakable common thread that runs through each design gives each building a special signature.
Today we look at a wonderful thatched house in northern Germany that charmingly combines the traditional and the contemporary. The project includes three similar structures that work together to create an elegant appeal.
In this design, tradition and modernity come together in a wonderful symbiosis. Two factors of the facade design are particularly striking: the captivating black finish and the contrasting use of reeds. The combination of the two materials and colours, of course, affect the design.
The architects chose to omit the roof overhang, which creates a unique and minimalism look that works well with the contrasting colours and materials of the façade. Because of this choice, the house presents a very simple and elegant shape with a border of tan filled in with black. Against the green background, the effect is truly striking.
The starting point and basis of any building is the development plan, which is essential for the design and design. The given plots of land were quite small left little scope for planning. The open spaces between buildings emerged as a logical consequence due to the required clearance areas of the development plan. Over the coming years, the special greening of the property boundaries will supply the individual plots with privacy.
The absolute highlight of the facade is the generous use of glass. The main openings of the building are the two-story glass windows facing the east and west sides of the building. These large-sized doorways are preceded by a loggia with a covered outdoor area. 4.50 meter high sliding doors can obscure the large opening completely to give the building a more introverted, private character. The wood terrace continues the living space to the outside during the summer. The terrace includes a path bordered by two symmetrically arranged modern garden houses.
Here we see the open centre of the house. This open plan includes the staircase, the dining area and the living room. The dining area is the central point of the house. From here, we can feel the full height of the building. The staircase looks like a linear sculpture and adds structure to the spacious room. The natural wood and vivid colour white, which dominate the ground floor, run through the entire design of the building.
There is a lot of luxury offered to the residents on the first floor. Much like a hotel room, each bedroom has a private bathroom and a matching dressing room.
Here we see the third and top floor of the house, the loft. The sloping ceilings create a cosy and homely atmosphere, which is a stark contrast to the open style of the ground floor. However, the simple lines and the use of white ensure that the house maintains a single, memorable character through out the interior and the exterior.