The home, much like the family within it, has grown organically over time. The original home was built in 1984 and underwent many modifications and additions throughout the years.
In August of 2008, the new home was completed. The 12,800 square foot residence blends interior and exterior almost seamlessly with ample access to breathtaking scenic views and huge, clear windows.
Public spaces on the first and third floors are more open to the outdoors via huge windows, while the private spaces on the middle floor are protected by the protruding elevations above and below.
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“The geometry of the building is based on the footprint of the house that previously was located on the site. Originally built in 1984 and with many extensions and modifications since then, the new building echoes the “family archaeology” by duplication and rotation.”
“Lifted up, it creates a semi-public space on ground level between two layers of discretion. The skin of the villa performs a sophisticated connection between inside and outside and offers spectacular views onto the old town of Marbach and the German national literature archive on the other side of the Neckar valley.”
About J. Mayer H.
“J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten mbB is an international award winning architecture office with projects at the intersection of architecture, communication, and new technology. From urban planning schemes and buildings, to installation work and objects with new materials, the relationship between the human body, technology, and nature form the background for a new production of space. J.MAYER.H was founded in 1996 by Juergen Mayer H. in Berlin. In January 2014, Andre Santer and Hans Schneider joined as partners in the firm.”