Built in 2012 by Annabau Architects and situated in Brandenburg, Germany the Hauss Crussow is a timber frame home that consists of a primary property and outbuildings. The main home is a huge open space that is divided into zones of a living area, kitchen, study, hall and entrance region. These zones are somewhat separated from each and every other by a solid central core of reinforced pre-cast concrete filigree slabs that property the major washroom and the powder space. Attached to the central concrete core is a wood fireplace for heating the property. The massive open region is supported by laminated wooden trusses that span more than a 9 meter region (29.25 feet) and create an exciting repeat pattern with the Fibreboard ceiling panels covering the space in between them. A Knotty Pine floor is clear coated to retain its all-natural two-tone colouring and showcase the textural impact of the knots. The space is big, open and neutral, the run of windows along the west wall allow the surrounding landscape to showcase a wall of green.
The long bank of windows is divided to permit support posts to line up with the ceiling trusses in an uninterrupted and continuous line.
The bank of windows is set back from the assistance structure, producing a continuous surface that can be used either as a location to sit and take pleasure in the view, or as a show location. Below the wall of windows is a shelving program to hold the owners collection of books and decorative items. The window wall also incorporates a dropped ceiling that follows the line of the deep sill. The post and beams reduce through the dropped ceiling. With the visually broken line of the laminated posts their tapered effect is not a predominant function.
Tucked among the window shelving method and the central concrete core is the kitchen area. A bank of cupboards and two rows of open shelves define the storage area. The cupboards are clad in the same knotty pine as the floor with the laminated panels operating horizontally and opposite to the floor. This single wall Galley Kitchen is compact and small but seems significantly larger due to the open idea of the developing.
Though the bathroom is encased in a central core of concrete is kept light and vibrant by the skylights that line each sides of the ceiling. The creating supplies of the area are the design and style functions and the exposed organic concrete, combined with the white fixtures offers the room an organic and spa like sauna feeling.
The East side of the main developing opens up to a central courtyard along the comprehensive length of its wall. Right here, the prefabricated wood posts also incorporate a tapered stance where the tops of the posts are wider then the bottom. Standing tall and proud without having any visual interruption, the beams turn into a sculptural function of the wall.
The massive central courtyard enables lots of light to enter the property although retaining complete privacy. Across the courtyard the outbuildings can be seen.
Back inside, both ends of the home are treated symmetrically. From both this view hunting South and the earlier view searching North, a door is visible that leads to 1 of two rooms located at every end of the property.
The Knotty Pine flooring continues through into the end rooms and with the door open the spaces seem to continue uninterrupted. From this vantage point the single wall galley kitchen is visible tucked in behind the concrete core.
Just outdoors the wall of windows is a deck that is roughly 10 feet wide and runs the total length of the wall. A corrugated Fiberboard exterior facing creates an exciting contrast to the laminated wood posts and beams as properly as the wood decking and fencing.
The primary house opens up to a huge courtyard. Across the courtyard is the outbuilding and to produce a enclosed area the two spans between the buildings are fenced off with a large gateway for access. Even though the two buildings are not symmetrical they have a sense of balance with their identical siding and roofing. .On the outbuilding a extended window of corrugated plastic lets the organic light enter and allows for a view out.
The corrugated window repeats the pattern of the corrugated fibreboard treatment on the exterior of the buildings.
The outbuilding is divided into 3 sections. The central section is exactly where the firewood is stored. Every single section has a doorway that joins it to the subsequent section. The exposed beams against the corrugated fibreboard produce a visually attractive look to this otherwise utilitarian space.
The finish sections to the outbuilding are treated differently then the rest of the structure. These finish walls are covered in rough larch wood planks
The corrugated plastic strip of window on the eastside of the outbuilding and the wall of windows on the west wall of the main developing continue the visual balance of the structures.
The short was to develop a spacious timber constructed private residence in the eastern Uckermark in rural Brandenburg. I consider the architects succeeded in the short by creating a 200 square meter home that is each open in idea and at the same time enclosed for privacy,
Photographs by Hanns Joosten