Location(City/Country):56410 Montabaur-Reckenthal / Germany
Year (Design/Construction):- / 2022
Area (Net/Gross):- / -
Operational Carbon emissions (B6) kgCO2e/m2/y:-
Embodied Carbon emissions (A1-A3) kgCO2e/m2:-
- The cabins were built to be robust as well as sustainable. Walls, ceilings, and roofs are made of cross laminated timber.The use of wood lowers the buiding´s carbon footprint, since it is a natural and renewable material
- Inside, you will find solid wood floorboards, polished screed and water-resistant tiles.
- Outside all paths, terraces and parking spaces can drain.
- Large windows benefit the building with natural light, reducing energy demand.
Project description as provided by the Architects:
Tradition meets philosophy.
The KLEINE BLEIBE is an ensemble of three houses: two cabins and a sauna. Each one of these is unique. The philosophy they stand for and the local surroundings are found in the architecture. Comprised with well thought-out details and made with passion.
Historical timber frame houses are in keeping with the character of the immediate surrounding. The solid foundation and the black wooden facade are a homage to traditional architecture and imbed the KLEINE BLEIBE into the neighborhood, while remaining proudly distinct.
The core idea of the KLEINE BLEIBE is vacation in a simple and sustainable way. This ideology is strengthened by the timeless and personal architectural expression of the cabins: thought-out but clean details, high-quality materials and a minimalistic look represent what you can find inside: serenity and harmony.
Face to face with nature
To maximise the beautiful views, the height and positions of the cabins are well balanced so that you can always see the stunning landscape.
Beautiful old trees line the area around the cabins, which were carefully placed so that the plum and walnut trees were not compromised.
Robust and sustainable manufacturing
The cabins were built to be robust as well as sustainable. Walls, ceilings, and roofs are made of cross laminated timber. Inside, you will find solid wood floorboards, polished screed and water-resistant tiles. Outside all paths, terraces and parking spaces can drain.
In dialogue with nature
Window openings let the inside and the outside become one. In keeping with the traditional architecture culture, the houses have a roof overhang.
Family or Friends: Up to 4 guests can relax in the WALDWUNDER. Its big windows and terrace let the inside world and the beautiful surrounding landscape melt together. The main characteristic of this cabin is the typical westerwälder communality: a generous kitchen for cooking and eating together, a cozy living room with a seat window for great conversation with a glass of wine as well as two sleeping rooms with direct views into the forest.
The cabin GIPFELGLÜCK is made for two. On your steep way up to the top floor, which has given the cabin its name, you can discover different places to pause and switch off. A generous cabin where you can find places for solitude: a freestanding bathtub with a view into the forest, a living area with a window seat and a small library for cozy evenings of reading or creative exchange.
The KLEINE BLEIBE is there to let you recharge – mentally and physically. One part of the ensemble is a sauna. You can use the HITZEKISTE whenever needed to strengthen the immune system.
Lead Architects: Nils Fröhlich
Photography Credits: Célia Uhalde