This family home made of an ecological timber construction blurs the lines between inside and out. Developed by Deppisch Architects in Freising, the concept draws on the interplay of openness to nature and protected closeness. The upper floor is largely enclosed and seems to float above the garden level. The garden level, in contrast, is a three-sided kitchen and living space flooded by natural light from the glass paned walls. This interplay of blurred boundaries between inside and out continues in the building's interior design: The kitchen counter and built-in shelves extend through the glass to the outside, drawing the interior fittings out to form an outdoor kitchen and wood rack. Consistent with the design, the lighting concept underscores this fusion of interior and exterior space: At first glance, it isn't apparent to the observer whether the line of Occhio Più piano recessed spotlights actually continues to the outside - or whether it's simply a reflection. The interior and lighting concept correspond in another aspect as well: Just as the cabinets and counter are almost invisibly integrated in the wall and railing, the seamless version of the Più piano recessed spotlights are set in a trimless mounting flush with the stacked wood ceiling. These characteristics of Occhio Più piano – its trimless fitting in solid wood while remaining revisable - won over the architects, who have already received multiple honors for their ecological wood construction methods.
Year of realisation: 2013
Architecture: Deppisch Architekten, Freising
Lighting design: Deppisch Architekten, Freising + Occhio projects / Helen Neumann
Area (UF): 104 m²
Lighting: Più piano seamless NV, Sento lettura
Photography: Robert Sprang, Munich