The site`s location is in an idyllic rural village north of lake Chiem, in south east Bavaria.
The local planning framework calls for harmonisation of many visual features incl aspect ratio, height, roof pitch, overhang, materials for roof tiles and plaster. Fulfilling all local planning requirements the application was granted in 2012.
Our clients wanted to build a family home based close to the Bavarian Alps.
A large double garage was needed to store cars and garden equipments.
The building was designed as a low energy house, built in local clay bricks, which are 40cm thick and highly insulating. The monolithic clay brick walls achieve current u-values without the need of further insulation, reduce trades and interface detailing, and can be rendered internally and externally.
The building is orientated to the south with large openings to the front and small windows to the north facing elevations. A basement makes for an abundances of storage area and plant rooms. The hot water is powered by a solar array incl a buffer tank.
The village is located in a rural area north or lake Chiem, idyllic in setting amongst farmland and an ideal base close to the Bavarian Alps.
Local planning requirements in Bavaria are very strict and require detailed drawings and calculations