Alexander Schmitz (renderings)
Ben Dieckmann architects (photos)
... (final photos pending)
built on wood
The single family house in Neuss is a solid wood construction. In contrast to solid wood, solid wood consists of several glued and cross laminated layers of wood. The middle layer lies at right angles to the outer layers. The timber construction is thus particularly robust and the construction of several storeys is possible. In addition, a solid wood house stores very large amounts of CO₂ and is therefore more sustainable than other construction methods.
The shape of the floor plan follows the urban planning U-shaped specification. A modern interpretation of the local clinker gabled roof house with tile roofing, the house further develops its architectural surroundings. A special challenge of the construction was the location on an old Roman camp. For this reason, the house does not have a basement and additional space above ground for storage rooms was foreseen.