This private residence on the river Neckar is a perfect example of how different shapes and materials could combine in one project. Dupli Casa, designed by J. Mayer H. Architects, is located in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The residence looks futuristic due to its original geometric shapes and white facade.
Extraordinary design of the main structure flows into the base and blends harmoniously with the other functional extensions. What is interesting, the architecture of the building is based on the footprint of the previous house, built in 1884.
Concrete walls and wooden floors create connection between the modern and the old, the natural and the man-made and the inside and outside. The residence consists of tree levels and there are lots of panoramic windows which provide breathtaking views.
From the architect: The geometry of the building is based on the footprint of the house that previously was located on the site. Originally built in 1984 and with many extensions and modifications since then, the new building echoes the “family archaeology” by duplication and rotation.
Lifted up, it creates a semi-public space on ground level between two layers of discretion. The skin of the villa performs a sophisticated connection between inside and outside and offers spectacular views onto the old town of Marbach and the German national literature archive on the other side of the Neckar valley.
Dupli Casa – Building Information
Architect on Site: AB Wiesler, Stuttgart
Structural Engineer: Dieter Kubasch, Ditzingen und IB Rainer Klein, Sachsenheim
Service Engineers: IB Hans Wagner, Filderstadt
Building Physics: IB Dr. Schaecke und Bayer, Waiblingen-Hegnach
Project Architects: Georg Schmidthals, Thorsten Blatter
Team: Juergen Mayer H., Simon Takasaki, Andre Santer, Sebastian Finckh
Function: Private House, near Ludwigsburg, Germany
Site area: 6,900 m2
Building area: 569 m2
Total floor area: 1,190 m2
Number of floors: 3
Height of the building: 12.2 m
Structure: Ferroconcrete, brick, roof: timber
Principal exterior material: aerated concrete with plaster, glass
Principal interior material: wood panelling, plaster, parquet flooring
Designing period: 02/05 – 06/08
Construction period: 02/06 – 08/08