This Modern Home Features a Space-Saving Interior Arrangement

Philipp Architekten designed 'House M,' a modern home that's discretely tucked behind the foot of the Swabian Alb Highlands in Germany.

The architect's main challenge was navigating the site's long, narrow properties. Anna Philippe, the chief architect on the project, decided on a three-tier design plan, which is erected according to the tree line, water line and art line.

The home features two stacked horizontal boxes, which contain the basement and social areas of the ground floor. At the rear of the property, a vertical block is located, containing a library and home office, along with the homeowner's private spaces. The top two floors of the residence are visible from street level, but the box foundation is not.