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Haus Köris

Private residence • Klein Köris, Germany • Completion 2020 • Awarded Preis Nachhaltiges Bauen FNR

A private residence is sited amongst tall pine trees on a plot nearby a lake in close proximity to Berlin. As a structure entirely made from wood, the building is elevated from the ground to keep the impact on the landscape as minimal as possible and to avoid contact with the seasonally damp soil. The meandering shape of the residence is a result of the position of the existing trees resulting in small patios and green niches along the building‘s perimeter. The residence is organised as a cluster of spaces of different heights offering physical connections between them that allow for private spaces and an open shared area. Large windows frame the greenery, connecting the interior with the surrounding landscape. • Photography: Cesar Bejar