House with charred wooden facade
Charred facade for a house on the outskirts of Munich. Contrast with the existing

Among the faceless single-family houses in rural Germany, Buero Wagner's project stands out, which, thanks to its charred wooden facade, highlights the contrast between his detached house project and the neighbouring houses

The project of a very dark-coloured, charred wood house on the eastern shore of Lake Ammersee in the metropolitan region of Munich stands out clearly from the houses in the surrounding area and above all from the two neighbouring houses, an office building and a multi-family house

House with charred wooden facade

The dwelling is distinguished not only by its colours, but also by its layout, so that its independence is clearly perceived. The topography of the land is exploited by the architecture, with the design of rooms at different heights, which can also be interpreted by the external projections, the terrace and the shape of the roof

House with charred wooden facade

The space from the inside tends to move towards the outside, towards a small forest, blurring the boundaries between the inside and the outside. On the ground floor there is a kitchen, dining area and living room and a bedroom with an open bathroom in the basement, with various floor heights

House with charred wooden facade

The discretion of shapes and materials is the protagonist in the interior and the kitchen accessories, cabinets, doors and windows are made of untreated oiled oak. The heating is integrated in the floors, ceilings and concrete walls that act as an energy storage system

House with charred wooden facade

The partitions did not require any special finishing touches: the walls of the ceiling and the concrete were sandblasted. As far as the exteriors are concerned, the wooden facade has undergone carbonation, making the wooden planks water-repellent and resistant to fungi

House with charred wooden facade

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