New York, NY | Frankfurt am Main, DE
This one-family house consists of two rectangular volumes stacked one on top of the other and slightly offset. Only the slender entrance is visible from the street, while the rest of the house retreats into the hillside. The façade opens up to the west, which due to its low angle, allows sun to enter the building and heat the rooms in the winter; trees provide shade and protection against overheating in the summer. Large windows take advantage of the hillside property’s spectacular views of meadows, apple orchards, and the dense forests of the Taunus Mountains.
Location: Bad Soden am Taunus, Germany