New construction of a single-family house in timber construction


The property is located in a village-like setting near Cottbus. The clients wanted a residential building in a modern architectural language that would open up generously into the garden. It was designed as a simple, square building with a green pent roof. In addition to planning the interior spaces, which all have their own access to the garden, daylighting was the main component of the design process. A large wooden terrace adjoins the living space towards the garden.

Great attention was paid to the selection of building products, which were chosen without exception to be sustainable and free of pollutants or, in the outdoor area, to be low in pollutants.

The “Holz100” system by the Austrian timber builder Erwin Thoma was used for the construction on a concrete floor slab. Chemical-free and metal-free, solid wooden elements were joined together without wood preservatives or glues. The storage mass of the wood ensures that fluctuations in temperature and humidity are balanced out in both summer and winter. In addition to the solid wood elements, the thermal envelope is formed by wood-fibre blown-in insulation with soft wood-fibre boards. Lacquered vertical larch cladding was used as the façade material.

project data


Service phases 3-8: Norbert Freitag
Employees: Karsten Llorens

Construction time: 2015

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