House for a Family is a minimal residence located in Waldesruh, Germany, designed by Helga Blocksdorf Architektur. In the vicinity of infinite single-family houses is the forest, in which these buildings are located, the lowest common denominator of the greatest spatial quality. The landscape embodied figuratively in the object of the tree is the occasion and trigger of the draft. The general attributes of the family house transform into new unexpected situations, when living builds around a tree. The donor’s wish to, time and again, rearrange and present the family paintings from the storage in the basement in the living room, also exhibits the stairs as a path – like a picture, going up and down the stairs.
Photography by Simon Menges