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Two Houses in Grünwald
The two self-contained houses are legible from the outside. The entrances are in the largely closed north face. The living, dining and kitchen areas give on to a patio and garden via large windows that can be slid open. Externally, the houses are distinguished by a cladding of untreated larch boarding; internally, by their open spatial concept. Erected within a period of two weeks, the load-bearing structure consists of a prefabricated skeleton frame of laminated timber sections set on a reinforced concrete basement. The frame is clad with prefabricated elements, with a brick skin internally to increase the thermal storage mass. The timber staircase, with dovetailed treads and risers, is supported by a stainless-steel trussed beam.