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Bembe Dellinger Architects and Urban Planners

The architect’s view

We became involved in the project at a very early and helped our client to select at a suitable site. They were very open to our suggestions and were happy to accept our proposal to use concrete as the main material. The client asked us to design an honest building which expressed the materials used in its construction and was particularly interested in a holistic approach to design. For this reason, all secondary areas, for example the garage and the dressing room, are an integral part of the design and were built to similar specification standards. We were intent on achieving high-quality exposed concrete and specified rough, board-marked finishes. One of the challenges we faced was the steep slope of the site, and we used this to our advantage in the sectional design of the house. Our central design concept involved various roof decks at different levels with views across the lake.

  • Felix Bembé, director, Bembé Dellinger Architects

Project data


Name of client: confidential
Main contractor: Alois Schuster Bauunternehmen
Structural engineer: Merz Kley Partner
Services engineer: Bembé Dellinger Architects and Urban Planners
Quantity surveyor, project manager and CDM co-ordinator: Bembé Dellinger Architects and Urban PlannersGross internal area: 290m²
Total project cost: Not disclosed
Start on site: October 2008
Completion: August 2010
CAD software used: Vectorworks
Annual CO2 emissions: Not disclosed
Area-weighted U-value: of windows 1.4W/m²K
Percentage of floor area with daylight factor >5%: 85%
Annual heating and hot water load: 26kWh/m2


Specified products

Exposed concrete
By main contractor Alois Schuster Bauunternehmen


Natural Stone
‘Pietra Serena’
Stone mason: Josef Mangold


Smoked oak timber flooring
Modern Wohnenw


Windows, facade and doors
Diemer Glas+Metall


Red laminated glass to guests toilet
Schreinerei Rauh


Black Lino
Schreinerei Rauh


Crude steel
Andreas Lütt


Riven black basalt stone
Gala Deutschmann



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