Timber House Goes All Out With Wood

· Archipon

I know I frequently say "too much of a wood thing", but this house takes the biscuit... And then the whole cookie jar. It's been dubbed Timber House, woodn't-cha know... I'll see myself out. Its dedication the the knotted material is on another level.


From the outside the silhouette of the building looks almost agricultural. Which is good, because its set in a rural location in Upper Palatinate, Bravaria.


As far as I can tell, the entire exterior is cladd in vertical timber strips. The wood theme continues on the inside. The floors, walls and ceilings are all wood. The furniture, kitchen cabinets and storage units are all wood.


The only other material that features throughout is copper. It's been used for fixtures, such as lighting, electrical sockets and faucets.


All that wood soaks up a lot of light, so you need to combat it with lots of windows. From one side of the building it almost appears to have none at all, but the back gives way and reveals an enclosed courtyard from which most of the internal spaces recieve natural light.


The interior is largely divided into two blocks: communal areas (KDL) and private areas (the bedrooms/bathrooms).


You have to respect the craftsmanship that went into creating this home. Whether you like it or not is another matter. For me, it's probably too much wood, but then again it's not for me.

Project has been designed by KÜHNLEIN Architektur. Check out their site for more.

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