House in the Geist district of Muenster

With a simple gesture, the dynamics of the volumes of this monolithic structure are evolved. As a result of the subtraction of the building mass, interplay is inspired between the open and enclosed areas. In the style of Early Modernism, the simple, clear-cut structure of the detached house affords a highly efficient use of the building. The house communicates its interior function to the outside.

The finely detailed design of the accommodation reveals a high quality of workmanship, indicated in the interior primarily by the lighting arrangement. While clay brick determines the overall monolithic form of the building, in its use, however, it is taken back to its craftsmanship quality.

hehnpohl architektur was awarded third place in the ­Fritz-Höger Prize for clay brick architecture 2011.


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