R2 Studio Architects
Materiality and Craftsmanship Prize
Inspired by the owner’s enthusiasm for early 20th century expressionist art group Die Brücke this home reinterprets contemporary living through an artist’s lens. An expressive colour palette is weaved through the interior while the external form is kept very restrained and functionalist. The rebuilt rear wing provides space for a first-floor wellness area comprising a private roof terrace, sauna and outdoor shower. The opened-up ground floor links the existing house, the extension and the garden through a series of unique but connected spaces. The title of the project plays on the bridging qualities of the design—linking new and old, inside and outside, upstairs and downstairs, bold and restrained, daytime and evening time.