The prominent location of the house is on the edge of the historical Kelternplatz.
The Kelternplatz is a market square with seven medieval winepress buildings, which are are declared as historical monument. The site was previously used as a parking lot. The historic square gets now with the new building the completion of its northern edge.
The house, clearly outlined in its outer form, is based on a parallelogram floor plan. This is the result of the geometry of the site and other building conditions. The house is developed as a πliving space sculpture™. The inside is determined by a composition of free arranged floor levels which transmit a spatial impression. Specific views through the windows of the historic environment are freezed into images. Those are placed in contrast to the flow of the internal space.
The house measures 11.5 meters x 6.5 meters and arises over 41/2 levels. All service rooms, storage areas and the stairs are concentrated in a 2 meter wide πfunction zone™. This succeeds to keep the remaining volume free and to focus on the space. Vistas and exposures to light are in a balanced tension and continually provide unexpected spatial situations.