Large Format Panels Envelope the Buildings Concrete Structure
At a new house at Lake Constance, Architects Biehler and Weith display the incredible impact a cleverly considered façade can have on a building.
They have omitted everything which characterises a traditional house: apparent window frames, visible floor levels, symmetrical roof surfaces and orthogonal floor plans. The outcome is a sculptural building without comparable scale.
The architects, however, envelop the concrete structure with rear-ventilated, large-format ALUCOBOND panels, whose dark joints create a grid pattern over the whole building volume. A matrix is generated for the space, creating order and spatially integrating the building with its angles and openings, the gradient of the slants and the resulting perspectives.
The large-format and sheen of the coloured tray panels en¬sure that the grid format does not make the house look conformist or constrained.
Technical Project Details
- Project: House at Lake Constance | Germany
- Architects: Biehler Weith Associated, Constance | Germany
- Construction: Cassette SZ20
- Year of Construction: 2014
- Product: ALUCOBOND plus Anodized Look C32