Completed in 2011, this single story contemporary home is located in Biberach an der Riss, a town in the south of Germany.Completed by Stuttgart architects Werner Sobek Design, the ground floor of House D10 is raised just above the surrounding lawn, while a basement floor is concealed from sight beneath.
The house generates all its own heating and electricity through photovoltaic panels on the roof and a ground-sourced heat pump. A large golden door is located in the center of the living room and slides open to reveal a hidden kitchen.
Haus D10 by Werner Sobek:
“Located in Biberach an der Riss, Germany, D10 is a single-story one-family home built in an established residential area. A private driveway provides access to the house. Two parallel shear walls are a distinguishing feature of the building.
Generously designed glazing serves to provide a spatial enclosure. Protected by an extensively projecting flat roof a generously sized patio encircling the house serves to unite the indoor space with the outdoor space. Access to the building is also gained via this patio.
The living areas are located on the ground floor, whilst the ancillary rooms are housed in the basement. The building is adjoined on the north side by a double-garage, which can be accessed directly from the basement. A stairway in the living room provides access inside the house.
The energy concept guarantees that all of the energy required to run the building is gained from regenerative sources. A geothermal energy system and a highly-efficient heat pump provide the energy required to produce warm water and meet heating and cooling needs. The entire surface of the roof is fitted with a photovoltaic system that generates more power on an annual average than the building consumes.
D10 is one of the first buildings in the world in which the Triple Zero ® concept developed by Werner Sobek will be fully implemented.”
Photo courtesy Zooey Braun