A two-family house concept in Offenburg, designed for a private client. We are just starting the fun here…
The main challange is to tend to the needs of two generations of the same family. The clients demand separate entrances and full Independence. The parents will inhabit the ground floor and parts the mezzanine (a house). The rest of the mezzanine and the attic will be used as a separate residence (a duplex).
Preliminary study sketches
OPTION 1 – The chessboard
The basic concept for the exterior is derived from the chess board. The size and possition of the different patches follow the interior space layout.
OPTION 2 – the drawer
AND THE WINNER IS…the drawer
It was chosen due to it’s relative simplicity.
Design by Nikolay Kolev Illustration by Nikolay Kolev - architect and visual artist