When tasked with remodeling the primary degree of an outdated villa in Stuttgart, Germany, Studio Alexander Fehre eliminated as many partitions as potential to open the house up. The householders, who’re within the medical area, longed for a clear, minimalist residence that was largely white, which resulted in some compromising on either side to keep away from it wanting stark and medical. To herald a extra grounded and homely really feel, Alexander Fehre designed a central, L-shaped storage construction with natural curves to assist outline the rooms with out making them really feel separate. The unit is clad in floor-to-ceiling wooden slats that provide heat and texture whereas unifying the areas round it.
The lengthy, outer aspect of the construction options an embedded studying nook that appears out into the eating room. The sunshine oiled oak slats complement the broad planked flooring and wood-topped eating desk and chairs. The trio of copper wire pendants above the desk provides a metallic accent to the scaled-back house.
The inside part of the L-shape homes the kitchen with a lot of the home equipment hidden behind the slatted fronts. A cutout within the cupboards, which pops in a darkish inexperienced teal colour, holds the sink and a espresso machine.
One other point of interest of the kitchen is the huge island topped and fronted in stone.
In lieu of a conventional lounge couch, the household opted for a built-in sitting area of interest in entrance of a window. The textile partitions on the perimeters disguise an embedded audio system for stress-free to music or an audio e book.
Show cabinets stay throughout the central construction, one with inexperienced mirrors and cabinets for added visible enchantment.
Total, the challenge was designed with the children in thoughts. A particular lounge room by the steps consists of a number of tiers for play, in addition to a slide. Window seats spanning two partitions present loads of house for the children to be artistic or to learn. As the children become older, the room can evolve with the elimination of the slide.
Images by Philip Kottlorz Fotografie.