▼住宅外观，exterior view ©Tomek Kwiatosz
A person planning a house on a meadow above a subterranean lake from the former glacial period has either nerves of steel or not the faintest idea. This is what happened to the Berlin architect Carlos Zwick when he wanted to construct a summer residence for his family of 8 in his Allgäu homeland. It was a real challenge that caused the architect quite a headache and a building freeze. Today the house which is made of a wooden panel construction is standing well grounded on 24 ductile cast piles.
▼剖面图，section ©Carlos Zwick Architekten
The house absorbs the hilly movement of its surrounding. In the massive lower part of the structure, with its natural stone facade from the local Grünten stone pit, one may find the guest apartment, the ski cellar and the garage.
▼基座部分的立面采用了天然石材，the lower part of the structure has a natural stone facade ©Tomek Kwiatosz
▼地面层平台，ground floor terrace ©Tomek Kwiatosz
▼基座立面细部，lower facade detail ©Tomek Kwiatosz
Here, Zwick also likes to use the combined kitchen and living room which is oriented towards south with the huge panorama windows and the wooden terrace as music room to which he often adjourns with his brothers and a bottle of wine. From the generous kitchen and living quarter of the building one can directly get to a spacious corridor where the official main entrance is situated, as well as to the stairs guiding into the basement floor. Here we find the sleeping area of the two huge family dogs, Schröder and Tilda.
▼起居室，living room ©Tomek Kwiatosz
▼全景视野，the panorama view ©Tomek Kwiatosz
▼起居室细节，interior details ©Tomek Kwiatosz
▼一层房间视野，view from the room ©Tomek Kwiatosz
From here, you may also get to the guest room and the guest bathroom. All bedrooms, the four in the upper and the two in the lower part of the house, open to the expanse of the meadow and mountain panorama.
▼客人卧室，guest apartment ©Tomek Kwiatosz
From all bathrooms tiled in black and white, the guest bathroom and the kitchen on the house’s north side one will have a free view to the village through long window strips “and also to the small cottage of the beekeeper who has his bee colonies just a little bit further up from the house.
▼浴室，bathroom ©Tomek Kwiatosz
From outside you one enters the house over a narrow boardwalk on the north side, the so-called summer entrance of the family. In winter, everyone prefers the entrance in the lower part. After skiing it is very comfortable getting the wet things from the car into the heated basement.
▼户外木板路，outdoor boardwalk ©Tomek Kwiatosz
▼入口路径，entry way ©Tomek Kwiatosz
▼建筑远景，general view ©Tomek Kwiatosz
▼地下层平面图，basement plan ©Carlos Zwick Architekten
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan ©Carlos Zwick Architekten
▼立面图，elevations ©Carlos Zwick Architekten
Project size：296 m2
Site size：1400 m2
Architect：Carlos Zwick Architekten BDA
Photography: Tomek Kwiatosz