H16 consists of two cubic volumes that blend harmoniously into the soft landscape of the Swabian Alb on a hillside site. One is a transparent cube made of glass, the other a solid cube made of black concrete.

Two Cubes with Panoramic View

Both structures provide a panoramic view of a high valley. The facade of the glass cube consists of large-format glass with dimensions of 2.36 x 3.63 metres. This achieves the desired maximum transparency and openness, allowing for living in dialogue with the surrounding landscape. An open floor plan supports this effect.

Werner Sobek, Stuttgart/Germany

Planning time
2002 − 2005

Construction time
2005 − 2006

Services by Werner Sobek

  • Design
  • Object planning (WP 1 − 9 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
  • Structural engineering of loadbearing structure and facades

H. & G. Link, Balingen/Germany

Zooey Braun, Stuttgart/Germany

Award for Good Buildings 2008

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