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This home, built into a rock high above a valley, opens up with generous views of the surrounding area

This home has a solid foundation, having been built into a rock

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Architect: Helena Weber architects
Photography by Adolf Bereuter

From the article: Above the valley, in which the Ill ravines its way into the Rhine through gorges, stands the residential house near the edge of the forest, integrated into a characteristic natural scenery.
Built on the rock, the building unfolds a diverse spatial landscape due to the intelligent use of the terrain on two levels. With a few architectural gestures, a place is created which, in addition to protective retreats, also offers space sequences with generous openings towards the valley.
Interrelated interiors and exteriors of varying quality characterise the atmosphere.

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On the massive floor of the building, dug into the slope, from the exposed concrete, the slope of the hillside rests, the wooden living room. A rhythmic fan made of deep panes of white panes envelops it like a warm fur.

First published date: 08 June 2017

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