MBA/S Matthias Bauer Associates, Haus 39 by MBA/S Matthias Bauer Associates, glass and concrete architecture, minimalist architecture,

Set on a steep slope overlooking Stuttgart, Haus 39 opens up to urban valley views, natural light, and ventilation through large sections of glazing that wrap around the facade. To break up the building’s monolithic insulting concrete envelope, the architects added a steep triangulated sloped roof and punctuated the facade with differently sized and shaped glazed cutouts. The monolithic folded shell, bearing on two walls, combines insulation and technical installation into one layer.

MBA/S Matthias Bauer Associates, Haus 39 by MBA/S Matthias Bauer Associates, glass and concrete architecture, minimalist architecture,

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The use of rough-sawn concrete is extended to the interior, which features a minimalist materials palette comprising glass, insulating concrete, and timber. “On a modest building footprint of 10x12m for the entire building, the architecture creates a spacious effect,” wrote the architects. “The different moods afford a unique, varied living experience. House 36 (re)unites architecture, structure, insulation and systems in a one layer concrete-stone.” The use of insulating concrete and passive solar positioning allow the home to mitigate weather extremes for a comfortable indoor temperature year-round.

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