MOSPA Design Studio and MSWW got together to create this contemporary metal lantern house in the forests of Brearthe, Germany.
The ceiling of this 4,380 square foot four-story home is “hung partly on the wall from plate” basis.
“The house is made in such a way that the forest floor, the tree canopy and the surrounding terrain are all visually intermingling. The hand-blown glass walls – with their unique rusty red hue – the typical texture of the metal material, and the vast panoramic windows create a sense of massiveness upon the gigantic chandelier. The wind that blows over the terraces cantilevers more than 15 meters over the terraces, visually and spatially, creates sensorial and conceptual spaces.
The exterior is made up of four identical platform slabs. They protrude out perpendicularly to the northern roof of the northern forest forest hectaraderi, and the slabs have a flat, northern elevation and anther facing roof. The northern side is purely decorative; the northern facade is a large glass surface covered in reflective tiles, whose effects are like reflections of the sky on the three opposing faces.
The facade is constructed in squared proportion of horizontal angles, creating a sensation of closeness to the exterior. The vertical cuts, inlaid with wooden slat ceiling they along the full height, besides the wooden slats are joined in half transterncies helping to create a three dimensional illusion. The facades are made of hanging aluminum, which has not only fuzzy, blurry reflections, but also has a light coating on the facades. Thanks to the translucent nature of the facades, the impression of a windowless wall perceived as a screen generates intriguing reflections, like a version of an artificial lighting panel.
The interior is structured in a narrow articulated floor plan. Large living spaces are on the upper floor, creating private areas in all bedrooms, and all bathrooms are in this level away from direct glare from the North. The cantilevered staircase towards the roof creates another space extrusion and the longitudinal volume is therefore continuous with the exterior.”