BESPOKE. The custom-designed 2500 sf Dub residence, located in Vreden Germany, was conceived as the intersection of two basic volumes; a low stone volume flanking the street with a wooden T-volume crossing over and cantilevering out over the garden. Using smart prefabricated construction techniques, the residence was constructed in 3 days and fully finished in 6 weeks. This short efficient construction process eliminates the usual stress a client has related to unforeseen costs and unpredictable construction time. On the other hand, it adds a high quality, sustainability, and precision to the construction and the engineering.
HEALTHY LIVING. The stone ground floor volume contains living, dining, kitchen, bath, and master bedrooms. Perched above the stone volume is the cantilevered second floor that has a carport below and a double-height atrium to the office. Also on the second floor are the generous guest bedroom and bathroom, and a storage room. This lightweight box of wood and glass is angled towards the garden and ends with a generous balcony. Its cantilever creates a shadowed terrace below directly off of the ground floor master bedroom.
GREEN. The prefabricated construction provides a very high insulation level, which reduces energy consumption. The radiant floor system guarantees an efficient heating and cooling system, reducing energy costs further. The use of glass at strategic places allows for passive solar energy. The choice of natural materials for the exterior promotes a natural ‘aging’ process and a very low maintenance costs: untreated reclaimed Ipe siding for natural resistance to decay & weathering; green roofs for stormwater retention and high insulation levels make this a healthy living environment set in a beautiful garden.