MVDRV designed a timber-clad family home in Stuttgart with staggered, stair-like floors, each with its outdoor space and views of the surroundings. Haus am Hang boasts an interesting view through the entire interior space along the slope and provides a strong connection to the outside, with parts of the landscape visible from every corner.
The house is located on a sloping site near the Württemberg vineyards on the outskirts of Stuttgart, with 300 square meters of space distributed such that the house resembles a pile of stacked boxes, or a stair that follows the inclination of the slope. The top floor of the building is at street level, while the bottom floor opens out to a lawn at the back. Looking down, the occupants can enjoy the view through the interior and experience a sense of spaciousness that defies the configuration of the site.
The kitchen and dining room are combined to occupy the top floor, while the middle floor houses two bedrooms and a living room. The bottom floor accommodates the children’s room and play area. The connection to the outside, to nature, is visible from every corner in the house,” said Schad-Mattern, one of the residents of the house. “The generosity of space in the house is something you only become aware of once you step inside.”
Photos by Roland Halbe