In a decidedly conventional residential area in Dortmund-Hombruch, a detached house with a pitched roof from the forties was extended by a formidable block that questions the cultural codes of the surrounding area. The exterior walls are made of solid timber planks and form a homogenous whole. The house appears to be a minimalist volume, both compact and heavy, juxtaposing the carved-out interior to an exterior surface clad with different materials that by virtue of their type and arrangement invite comparative reflection like that which Donald Judd, for instance, claimed for his volumes.

Client: Sabine und Martin Ebeling
Utilizable Space: 175,6 sqm
Building costs: 217.000 €