Parallactic Light Catcher: Villa by UNStudio
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
This interaction of structure, space, time and movement is also a central motif in the design of the "Haus am Weinberg" completed a few months ago. The spatial conception of the building was primarily based on its topographically exposed location and a desire to follow the 24-hour cycle of the sun.
For Ben van Berkel, these stairs are a kind of twist: apart from transporting people upstairs, the twist permits a continuation of the whole space to the first floor and then on to the second floor. It’s like an artificially created landscape that gently merges with the natural landscape outside.
Net building surface: 618 m²
Building volume: 2,839 m³
Construction period: 2010 - 2011
Weight of steel construction: 100 t
Structural engineering: B+G Ingenieure Bollinger und Grohmann, Frankfurt
Landscape architecture: Atelier Dreiseitl GmbH, Überlingen
Lighting design: ag licht GbR, Bonn www.unstudio.com