To embrace the surrounding woods and tranquil hillside location while also offering city views of Stuttgart from a new upper floor, this private residence was converted. In place of a double-pitched roof, a simple yet structured, open-plan floor is realized atop the house, a building from the 1930s.
The new volume’s cantilevers on the south and west sides of the house place emphasis on the new addition and function as visual dividing elements between the existing structure and new roof top.
The approximately 150m² open-plan space is zoned by wooden “boxes”. Large scale floor to ceiling windows shape the light throughout the upper floor, providing panoramic views and a sense of transparency. Exterior metal mesh roller shutters offer a filtered view while protecting interiors from solar overheating. An outside staircase leads up to the top of the new flat roof, where a free-shaped wooden deck provides views of the city.