A house without rooms represents an interesting challenge for any architect. Firstly, it is important to structure the relevant space efficiently and meaningfully, and, secondly, likewise to guarantee a degree of privacy while maintaining as much transparency as possible and creating smooth transitions. Stefan Bräuning's Esslingen-based architecture office has designed a private house that masters this balancing act very well. Located on a hillside, the house has its entrance the on the middle storey. Using a minimum of different materials, the house draws your attention to its paramount achievement as soon as you enter: its open, flowing room, structured to offer you countless perspectives, insights, and views.
In close collaboration with the developer, the architects opted for a conscious interplay between raw, untreated materials and refined, specially treated components. A structure consisting of fair-face concrete walls with an insulation core, natural stone facings, and a staircase made of oxidized steel panels contrasts marvelously to the colorful seamless epoxy resin floors and the reflecting glass expanses of the windows. Tailored to the individual requirements of the developers, the house boasts special, purpose-made features such as the steel stair stringers, in combination with high-end products and systems, for instance, in the bathroom area and in the kitchen. The result is a fascinating single-room house where living becomes a real experience.