This house from Frankfurt, Germany, has a rather unusual roof – sections of it are cut away and left open to the sky above. Elements of greenery were then introduced on the roof level, almost creating a rooftop garden of sorts. The house was designed by local architecture firm, JOP Architekten.
JOP were responsible for the overall design and delivery of the project, with Frank Herzog leading it. It was completed back in 2015 and is composed of 314-square-meters.
|Photos||Richard Pflaume, Studio Englert|
The house features a simple no-fuss aesthetic The exterior is finished in a bright white with timber elements providing some visual relief. On the inside, the opposite is true; some the rooms are predominantly finished in timber, with white ceilings and walls.
The plot is characterized by the surrounding residential buildings with sloped roofs, and the available narrow site. This leads to the idea to design a slim building with the gable facing to the street. The building appears in a simple form of an archetypical house.
The internal spaces are mostly open plan, or flow into one another through door-less entries. Built into these spaces are various arrangements of loggias and terraces; there’s a heavy focus on providing for – and connecting with – the immediate surroundings.
The inner and the outer house differ in color and materiality. Both are constructed as timber structure sitting on a solid base of concrete. Change of construction and material is comprehensible anywhere, externally and internally and was also adopted in the design of the surrounding garden.