This All-White Residence Accommodates Its Hillside Location

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 26, 2014
References: philipp-architekten.de & dezeen
German firm Philipp Architekten designed 'House M,' an all-white residence situated on a narrow hillside at the foot of the Swabian Alps in Balingen, Germany. The home adheres to the hilly topography of the site with a series of levels. The all-white facade further emphasizes the home's simple, sculptural form. To reduce the maintenance duties required of the clients, the facade has also been coated with an protective, algae-resistant layer.

The home appears to be taller at one end; this is due to a vertical block. The lofty volume is home to an extensive library that spans over two floors.

In order to optimize for natural light, the architects inserted the majority of the home's terraces, glazing and sliding doors on the southern side of the facade.