Built on the hillside near Stuttgart, Germany, sits OLS House, a four person residence by J. Mayer H. Architects. Taking advantage of the panoramic views of the valley, the house is divided into areas for public and private areas. The elevated ground floor is equipped with a utility room and spa which opens up to the second level which contains the living, diving and kitchen zones. The upstairs quarters includes the bedrooms, dressing areas and bathrooms.
The structure is built out of reinforced concrete. The aluminum and glass facade consists of a insulated heat compound system. Slats and anti-glare sheeting provide an integrated network protecting it from sun and heat.
The deep roof and recessed balcony is made with pre-weathered zinc plate cladding which is fitted with solar panels. The exterior areas are paved in a woven surface.
The central design element is a sculptural staircase that connects all three levels.
Open concept kitchen with floor to ceiling windows provide an uninterrupted view of the basin with a terrace that overlooks the garden.
Living room with a rhythmic vertical paneling provide a rectilinear pattern against the organic carved out forms.
Master ensuite with diagonally sliced skylights.
Natural light penetrating the staircase.
Photos by David Franck
Drawings by J. Mayer H. Architects
Name: OLS HOUSE
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Function: Private Residence
Date: 2009 – 2011
Team: Juergen Mayer H., Marcus Blum, Sebastian Finckh, Paul Angelier, Hugo Reis, Julian Blümle
Architect on Site: AB Wiesler + Michael Gruber, Stuttgart
Structural Engineer: Gunter Kopp, Leutenbach/ Nellmersbach
Service Engineers: IB Funk und Partner, Leutenbach
Building Physics: Kurz&Fischer GmbH, Winnenden
Photographer: David FranckSite area: 891 m2
Building area: 306 m2
Total floor area: 488 m2
Number of floors: 3
Height of the building: 10.43 m
Structure: reinforced concrete, brick, roof: steel
Exterior material: EIFS, glass, zinc, roof tiles
Interior material: wood, plasterboard, creative floor