Haus H36 by MBA/S Redefines an Unexpected Building Material

By: Jana Pijak - Jun 19, 2014
References: mbas.de & lanciatrendvisions
Haus H36 by German architecture studio Matthias Bauer MBA/s is a 3 storey villa that is located in the heart of Stuttgart. The home is constructed using an unexpected material, a type of ultra-light cement that adorns its layered facade.

"Manufactured by Tecnhopor, the concrete mix uses foam glass ballasts as their aggregate - instead of traditional gravel - so that air voids make up 25% of its matrix."

This modernist home boasts walls that are 45 centimeters thick and requires no added padding or insulation during construction. The use of cement as a building medium ensures this home's inhabitants are comfortable in winter and summer months.

Fusing cement with geometric glass and wood panels, Haus H36 embraces modern minimalism with its striking design.