SOL House / Alexander Brenner Architects

The site is situated along a residential road with buildings primarily dating from the 1930s as it is typical for Stuttgart’s hillside locations. The residence relates to the down-to-earth quality and the scale of the neighbouring two-storey, cubic houses, but the façade facing the street is, owed to modern living requirements, mainly closed.

Sol house / alexander brenner architects
© Zooey Braun

On the upper level, primarily secondary rooms and areas requiring no windows are laid out on this side. Protrusions and recesses, the cantilever roof slab and varying surfaces, which extends out into the outdoor areas, generate a differentiated, deep and powerful image for passers-by.

Sol house / alexander brenner architects
© Zooey Braun

The elongated building section reaching underneath the house, which accommodates the garages as well as secondary rooms, screens the garden from the public space. All living areas, on the contrary, open up in a downhill direction towards the forest in the south.

Sol house / alexander brenner architects
© Zooey Braun

The ground floor accommodates the jointly used rooms like the kitchen, the dining and living area. The upper level is reserved for guests and, first of all, the parents. Making use of the cross slope, both the ground floor and the garden level below have a ground-level access to the southeast garden. The garden level provides plenty of space for the children’s areas as well as a sauna with a relaxation room.

Sol house / alexander brenner architects
© Zooey Braun

The generous projecting southeastern roof as well as the continuous loggias located in front on the upper and ground level provide protection against the heat in summer, but allow passive solar gains when the sun is low in winter. The whole house is heated by means of a geothermal system, whilst solar heat is used for the production of hot water and the heating of the pool. Photovoltaic installations provide the required electricity.

Latest technologies and modern energy supply were as important to the clients as simplicity, timelessness and the high processing quality of the durable and genuine materials.

Project Details:

Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Architects: Alexander Brenner Architects
Photographs: Zooey Braun, Stuttgart

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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