Peter Ruge Architekten GmbH

House W

Brandenburg, Germany, 2014

House W is a detached dacha for a German-Russian family
of musicians.

Located 75 km north of Berlin in the beautiful countryside of Brandenburg, it is surrounded by lakes and forests. On a large 6,500 m2 site, a one storey wooden cabin has been constructed with a spacious living, dining and kitchen area.

Connected to the imposing outside landscape, large window areas open the building up to the wooden porch and the natural garden. The low cost, wooden construction and the silver-turning larch cladding have been chosen to emphasize renewable primary products and to mingle with natural surroundings.


Client: private 

Architect: Peter Ruge, Kayoko Uchiyama, Matthias Matschewski, Jan Müllender 

Structural engineering: Dipl.-Ing. Hartmut Unterberg 

Construction company: Signumplan GmbH 

Photos: Li Yuanhao 

GFA single family house: 86,5 sqm, terrace: 47,0 sqm, outbuilding: 26,5 sqm