The underlying idea was to design a house with a compact appearance using homogeneous materials, with a small enveloping surface and the largest possible usable area, which would serve a family as an inhabitable sculpture and present its exterior as a reflection of the inner organisation.
Project Name: House 11×11
Architect Name: Titus Bernhard Architekten
House 11×11 is an icon for its users, a couple in the communication industry. It is symbolically and architecturally new: the outer walls of ferro-concrete and wood, and the wooden roof made of prefabricated elements, are coated with several layers of waterproofing with a black finish, above which is a vertical wooden-slat façade without counterbattens, which merges with ridge beams on the roof.
The aesthetically graphical character is reinforced by the varied density and very precise positioning of the lamellae and technically ensures that rain and snow can run off unhindered. Roof and façade form a kind of large “umbrella”. The wooden windows are integrated precisely in the lamella geometry.
Titus Alexander Bernhard
Titus Bernhard has been active nationally and internationally since 1995 with his spectacular architectural projects. A concentration on the essential and a minimalistic architectural language distinguish all the work of his office, combined with the highest standards of manual and aesthetic qualities. His architecture develops from classical modernism to an autonomous phenomenological architectural language. “Haus 9×9” attracted enormous attention from areas far outside the architecture world, just as his more recent “Haus M” and “Haus 11×11”. Among his awards: the Erich-Schelling Medal 2006, the BDA Prize in Bavaria 2006, best architects awards 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2019 as well as exhibitions at AEDES in Berlin, 2004/2005 and 2014, Architekturgalerie Munich and the galerie d’architecture in Paris, plus two appearances at the Biennale in Venice. Titus Bernhard belongs to the young avant-garde in Germany. From 2005 to 2007, he was visiting professor for design and construction at the Constance University of Applied Sciences (HTWG Konstanz).