Five boxes arranged between tall pine trees. Trees dictate the irregular shape
Five boxes arranged between tall pine trees. Trees dictate the irregular shape

"Haus Koeris" is a private home in the vicinity of Berlin designed by Zeller&Moye studio: five boxes arranged among tall pine trees, made entirely of wood with individual rooms that overlap and are connected to each other

The architects from Zeller&Moye studio decided to design this specific private home as a collection of five boxes made with wood which are elevated above the ground to minimise contact with the damp ground. The individual rooms in the boxes overlap each other and are connected together

Five boxes arranged between tall pine trees. Trees dictate the irregular shape

The connections in the plan create small courtyards and green niches with some sheltered from the wind and hidden from view, others sunny and creating pleasant microclimates. The open space thus becomes habitable and is in constant dialogue with the interior space while blending into each other

Five boxes arranged between tall pine trees. Trees dictate the irregular shape

The total floor area is 130 square metres and is organised in spaces of different heights. The central space has the most generous proportions because it is the centre of the house and is connected to three flexible rooms. Large windows opening onto the natural surroundings appear as landscape paintings

Five boxes arranged between tall pine trees. Trees dictate the irregular shape

The light wood construction has been elevated from the ground by individual concrete foundations. The building is based on sustainable construction principles: floors and ceilings are made of solid wood, the modular walls are made of wood blocks and the insulation is made of wood fibres. The façade is made of vertical strips of regional spruce wood

Five boxes arranged between tall pine trees. Trees dictate the irregular shape

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