Creating area for a home plus a workshop capable of storing a 4-wheel-drive automobile on a tight plot of land with an even tighter price range led to a novel answer for this project in Germany. Fabian Evers Architecture and Wezel Architektur lifted the living area to the 2nd floor, generating a translucent light-filled garage under.
The consumer wished a special room to keep his Unimog, a cult 4-wheel drive motor vehicle by Mercedes Benz. House Unimog does just that with an extremely modest footprint, orienting the living spaces away from the hectic street to search out in excess of the surrounding residences and farms.
Throughout the day, the workshop is flooded with filtered natural light, the translucent panels blocking out distracting views of vehicles passing on the adjacent street. At evening, it glows like a lantern, producing the anthracite living volume seem to float. Stairs lead to a sheltered terrace on the second floor.
The compact residing area attributes strategically placed windows and a glazed wall on the terrace side to provide views with out seeking right into the closest neighboring residences. The open-plan residence is lined with oriented strand boards for a clean and uniform seem that charges really small.