MIKI 1 House by Alexander Brenner Architects

February 15, 2012

Alexander Brenner Architects designed the MIKI 1 House in Stuttgart, Germany.


From the street, the north facade, which is composed of cubes and wall slabs, appears largely solid, and gives the impression of a single, de-tached villa. However, two individual city villas were realised behind this shared facade, whose different floor plans correspond to the needs and lifestyles of the respective inhabitants. While the villas have almost the same floor area, the western half of the duplex has a multi-room plan suitable for a family, whereas the eastern half was designed with an open, flowing room concept.

The generous stairs with twelve steps leads from the road to the en-trance level. The entrances are invisibly integrated into the surface structure of the ground floor.Additionally, the eastern half of the duplex offers direct access via the
garage. Past a glazed wine cellar, a 14-metre long dressing room with fitted wardrobes leads to the bathing area and the bedroom. In front of the bedroom is the swimming pool, which is heated all year round by solar collectors on the roof. A single-flight stair way, which is lit from above, connects all three levels of the house.

For the spacious two-storey room on the ground floor the architect designed a detached concrete kitchen counter and a dining table, whose concrete base supports a seemingly hovering timber tabletop, which is illuminated from below. The living area, the lounge zone and the work-space on the gallery are flooded with light entering through the glass facade on the south side, facing the view. At night, the lights in the in-terior play on the glass facade, blending with reflections of the city, the landscape and the pool.

Visit the Alexander Brenner Architects website – here.