A Townhouse Combining Concrete With Solid Wood

Following the 2013 flooding disaster in Passau, Germany, German architecture practice Studio für Architektur designed a geometric-looking townhouse which also doubles as a flood-proof building. The structure, which is placed on a concrete block, features a sleek design that combines a concrete exterior with a solid wood-cladded interior. Additionally, the living and utility areas are strictly separated from each other. According to the studio, the house was built within only six months. Speaking of the concept behind the building, the architect says: “On the inside, the building tells the story of its construction – raw wooden and concrete surfaces are left exposed and natural materials and colors dominate.”

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All images © Bernd Vordermeier, courtesy of Studio für Architektur

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