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Haus E17 Charms with Abstractness, Simplicity and Iconic Quality

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: se-arch.de and dezeen
The basic pitched roof house has been simplified and symbolized in the design of Haus E17, as a way to connect with its historic setting, while asserting its contemporary emergence. Nestled into the Kelterplatz in Metzingen, Germany, with seven old Keltern dwellings, this residence certainly sticks out.

The four-and-a-half level home has an abstract foundation of a skewed rectangle, allowing it to take advantage of its unusual-shaped lot. It rises up with flat stuccoed sides and features a curious arrangement of quadrilateral windows that protrude to create framed views from the inside.

A steep pitched roof caps (se)arch's Haus E17; however, this matches the slope of its neighbors. Even the dark brown shingles complement the surrounding houses because this ultra-modern domicile was required to fit in.