There are many ways to build a smart and sustainable home. The planners from Cousin Architekt chose an efficient, modular construction method for a new residential building in the Soltau district in Germany. The timber frame that forms the basis of the house can be completely dismantled. In addition, only ecologically and biologically suitable materials were used. As facade cladding, Rockpanel Colours and Rockpanel Lines² were chosen because of their sustainability and their excellent fire protection properties.
Building a house with natural materials
Soltau is a typical northern German town. Brick houses predominate in the region, but you’ll also find many buildings that are completely clad with timber planks. In this environment, the architects at Cousin Architekt have built a residential building with which they seek creative collaboration with the local building tradition and yet take a big step towards a contemporary design language. The house is clad with a combination of wood and Rockpanel products. Project Manager Tim Meinhof explains: “We have attached wood wherever the user comes into contact with the house, where there is a direct connection between the resident and the house."