On the foundation of the irregular geometry of the previous building, the new structure develops as a built “family archeology.”
2005 – 2008
near Ludwigsburg, Germany
The geometry of Dupli.Casa is based on the footprint of the house that was previously located on the site, originally built in 1984 and with many extensions and modifications since then. The new building echoes the “family archeology” by duplication and rotation. Lifted up, it creates a semi-public space on ground level between two layers of discretion. The spatial configuration of the residence links inside and outside in a sophisticated fashion and offers spectacular views onto the old town of Marbach and Deutsches Literaturarchiv, the German national literature archive on the other side of the Neckar valley.
Partner in charge:
Jürgen Mayer H.
Freelance Architect: Sebastian Finckh
Architect on site: Ulrich Wiesler
Structural Engineers: Dieter Kubasch
Building Service Engineers: Hans Wagner
Building Physics: Dr.Schaeke und Bayer
Facade Realization: Pferiffer Metallbau
Landscape Architects: Klaus Wiederkehr
Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award 2009, winner
Jury Award Wallpaper 2008, winner