Saturday, February 23, 2008

The boulders house.

The two-story house, of minimal 9-meter cubic proportions, was designed to be a habitable sculpture. Titus Bernhard, the architect used some 365 steel baskets, weighing 28 tones of dolomite stones. The entire house giving it a solid, medieval look. The steel and stone structure is placed in front of the brick shell insulation. The entire shell of the building is built under the steel baskets and is designed to act as a water-bearing layer.

The 28 tons of boulders have formed a kind of ecological shell for the building, buffering the heat in summer and the cold in winter. This way the consumption of energy is reduced to a minimum.

Architect : Titus Bernhard
Location : outside Augsburg, Germany

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