Haus Stupp

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    Haus Stupp, Köln, 1977
    Heinz Bienefeld, architect

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    Heinz Bienefeld didn't get half the attention he should have received while he was alive, as he did some pretty incredible work. Often very simple on the exterior, he really pulled all the plugs within. He loved materials and really left almost nothing in his buildings to chance. Of course, in the process, he often brought craftsman and client to the brink of sanity, but those who built with him stayed loyal to him, often staying in contact with other clients who also 'survived' the building process.

    Bienefeld originally worked in the office of Dominikus Böhm before he opened an office with Rolf Link and then going off on his own, also collaborating with Emil Steffan.

    Here, in a housing area where only single-story buildings were allowed on very small plots of land, he built two stories by digging down. Within the brick walls is a u-shaped courtyard house with all the living spaces on street-level and the sleeping areas on the lower level. Above the garage is a small garden which is accessible from the kitchen.

    The circular plaque next to the door is an architectural prize.

    Ivywang1962, scleroplex, jmtp, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. tlpjr 26 months ago | reply

      Love it. Never heard of this guy. More?

    2. Lousarchitect 26 months ago | reply

      Be moved,even I am a chinese achitect student with poor English.
      How to build?Look the bricks in this Architecture.
      The god is in the details.I believe.

    3. Lousarchitect 26 months ago | reply

      Can anybody tell me more about Heinz?
      It is hard to see his works in China.
      More pictures are Ok!

    4. schromann 26 months ago | reply

      I'll be adding more images of the interior later....

    5. scleroplex 26 months ago | reply

      most excellent :-)

    6. seier+seier 26 months ago | reply

      more please :)

    7. Sprengben [why not get a friend] 26 months ago | reply

      Speechless. Go on like this. The image really deserves Explore

    8. Le pot-ager 26 months ago | reply

      Congrats on Explore !

    9. archidose 26 months ago | reply

      Today's archidose #562

      Thanks for all the great descriptions!

    10. schromann 26 months ago | reply

      You are welcome. Thanks for the intrest everybody and especially for posting this series on archidose!

    11. _/ /-/ 25 months ago | reply

      Beautiful work. Thanks for the whole tour; text and images.

    12. za0z 25 months ago | reply

      do you know where is the old lady who was living inside? last year when I visited this house she made two cups of tea for me. we had a talk. she said she was going to sell this house and the price was around 600,000 euro. now i see all the furnitures are not here anymore. a little bit sad... she is a kind woman. i just want to know where she is now. do you know :)

    13. schromann 25 months ago | reply

      n.detuerrre--thanks, and you're welcome.
      za0z--she lives right around the corner from us and seems very happy with her move. Thanks for the reminder that I need to make her a cd of the images! A fellow architect and his wife with two children have since moved in to make sure it doesn't look so empty anymore!

    14. za0z 25 months ago | reply

      Thanks :)

    15. schromann 20 months ago | reply

      there is a lot about it to like .

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