GÖPPNER HOUSE, 2003
BAYER UHRIG ARCHITEKTEN, KAISERSLAUTERN
At first sight the building, on a cul-de-sac in an estate of private houses, resembles a hermetic monolith. The architects have incorporated some of the everyday, non-designed elements that, while present in the surrounding buildings, are easily overlooked. The new house highlights the existence and the sublime form of all of the odd “non details” in the neighbourhood. It speaks its own wholly unmistakeable language of form amid the utterances of other buildings, with which it enters into a dialogue (however radically it may appear to differ at first) precisely by turning away from them.

Client: Ralf and Jutta Göppner
Utilizable Space: 185 sqm
Building costs: 250.000 €