House L by Stephan Maria Lang
Stephan Maria Lang have designed an L-shaped residence in Munich, Germany. Called the House L it is an energy efficient home designed for a young family. There’s a tall white wall protecting the home from the street while the home opens up to a wonderful backyard on the other side.
Built with concrete core cooling and heating, House L also makes use of sun collectors, a thermal heat pump and controlled air ventilation. All of these systems meet the German standards for a low-energy home which makes it the perfect modern home that provides its residents with more than they’ll ever need while consuming almost nothing at all.
Winning a competition Stephan Maria Lang provides a home to a young family in a Munich residential area.
The L-shaped building is protected towards the street by a 7 Meter high white wall. A copper clad garage laid in front forms a protected driveway- space and one great opening marks the needle ear to the very private garden and living space behind the wall. A spatial continuum connected to nature by large sliding doors and a weather protected veranda facing a 15 Meter long work out pool which is used almost all year thanks to an efficient energy saving concept. The parent- and children sleeping area on the second floor are separated by a two story open entrance volume.
Natural autochthon materials reduced to oiled natural oak and dark shell limestone in contrast to white plastered walls give the house the briefed atmosphere of a classic Bauhaus Villa.
An efficiently planned energy concept, with concrete core cooling-heating, sun collectors, thermal heat pump and controlled air ventilation, meets the standards of a German low-energy house.