By : Stephan Maria Lang Architects
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14e édition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Residential Building / Single-Family Home : Gold Certification
It was more than an aesthetic exercise. It was a spiritual retreat, a place to cleanse body and soul.
The house is build for an elves like young widow as retreat for her soul.
The architecture is strongly connected with nature. The garden with is forest like atmosphere was the starting point in the project. A major dream from the owner was to have her first garden she dreamt of since her childhood.
Natural materials of the interior in dark tones absorb the sunlight like a forest.
The atmosphere is influenced by the Japanese culture of semi dark shadowed rooms where the colours seem damped and the glow comes from within.( A world where darkness is full of warmth and colourfulness where the dark warm world of raw materials stand opposite the world of light cold abstract mind.)
The project was an attempt to create something powerful without being loud, with various connections to the Nature and views. Is all about light; you don’t have to be religious to feel the spiritual aspect of light