House at the Park

Berlin-Dahlem, Germany

Our project for the new construction of a residential building in Berlin’s Dahlem district is designed as a courtyard house. The U-shaped structure is divided into three blocks arranged around the courtyard: the open-plan living and dining area, the private area and the access area.  The two-storey living space opens up to the adjacent park and garden via a large south-facing window. The house has a dark brick façade. Inside, exposed concrete, wooden surfaces made of oak, light wooden floors and a stone covering in the courtyard contrast with the basic white color of the walls and ceilings.

Sustainability and Ecological Concept

The residential building is an energy-efficiency house. The house uses ecological building materials and certified components. Every building material contributes to this. A mixture of reinforced concrete and T8 bricks is used as the load-bearing structure. The bricks make a decisive contribution to the building’s energy balance due to their higher thermal resistance. Another important goal is the economical use of building materials. Concrete components walls, ceilings and columns are minimized. Sustainable recycled concrete with CO2-reduced cement is used. The light color of this concrete is also an important design element of the exposed concrete walls and the minimalist interior. The house is heated and cooled by a geothermal system and brine-water heat pump. It also has controlled living space ventilation and additional cooling ceilings. The roof is planned as a green roof with a photovoltaic system.

Architect: Jens Brinkmann
Collaborators: Aleyna Pakize Mutlu, Giovanna Catullo, Juliana Ambros Cammerer

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