This multi-generational house convinces with straightforward architecture and an expressive façade. Clay bricks create a timeless, yet contemporary look. Behind the façade, clay blocks ensure a healthy living atmosphere.

Project details

Project name
Multi-generational house Engelshove, Neuenkirchen, Germany
Architects
Anja & Jochen Engelshove
Products used
Terca Polaris
Poroton-T18
Poroton PFZ-T
Poroton-T
 

Multi-generational house Engelshove, Neuenkirchen, Germany

Multi-generational house Engelshove, Neuenkirchen, Germany © Wienerberger AG

Multi-generational house Engelshove, Neuenkirchen, Germany

Multi-generational house Engelshove, Neuenkirchen, Germany © Wienerberger AG

Multi-generational house Engelshove, Neuenkirchen, Germany

Multi-generational house Engelshove, Neuenkirchen, Germany © Wienerberger AG

Multi-generational house Engelshove, Neuenkirchen, Germany

Multi-generational house Engelshove, Neuenkirchen, Germany © Wienerberger AG

Multi-generational house Engelshove, Neuenkirchen, Germany

Multi-generational house Engelshove, Neuenkirchen, Germany © Wienerberger AG

Multi-generational house Engelshove, Neuenkirchen, Germany

Multi-generational house Engelshove, Neuenkirchen, Germany © Wienerberger AG

Home for three generations

Living together under one roof—this was the dream of architect couple Anja and Jochen Engelshove in Neuenkirchen, Germany. They made their dream come true with a house for their family of four and their parents. To ensure easy access, the older generation lives on the ground floor. On the first floor, the family including the children has enough space. Keeping the family close whilst respecting privacy for different needs was incorporated in the design right from the start.

Modern & timeless façade

The materials for the project were selected carefully to achieve the clean and timeless look that the architects had in mind. The combination of anthracite-colored façade panels used in the entrance, terrace and interior areas match the aluminum windows and external blinds in the same color. The contemporary appearance is primarily due to the long-format Polaris facing bricks from Wienerberger's Terca Façade Solutions program. Light gray, nuanced and laid with very thin joints, the facing bricks make the building unmistakable.

Economical passive house

The multi-generational house was built as a highly heat-insulating, double-skin construction in the form of a passive house. For the outer walls, Poroton-T18 clay blocks for a wall thickness of 17.5 centimeters were used. The inner walls needed effective sound isolation, which could be obtained with Poroton PFZ-T blocks. This was necessary so that the children are able to play without disturbing their grandparents. As a result of the insulating clay materials, triple-glazed windows, controlled ventilation with heat recovery, and economical underfloor heating in all rooms, the owners benefit from low operating costs. Saving money in the long term due to a clever investment in an attractive home—a place to feel comfortable for all generations.

 

 

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