The Haus Unimog was designed by German architecture studios Fabian Evers Architecture and Wezel Architektur. The two-storey residence features a workshop space on the bottom floor that stores the Unimog, which is the four-wheeled Mercedez Benz truck of the owner.
Description by the archtiects:
The unusual construction task and the difficult location of the property was a great challenge and at the same time a great potential dar. It was a workshop hall for a Unimog used for forestry purposes in conjunction with a reduced residential unit to combine. The property is situated on a busy main road and remodels of directly adjacent residential and commercial buildings. The decisive factor for the design also was a very close budget. To take full advantage of the area of the plot and to orient the living room away from the road and toward the landscape, the uses were stacked, thus developed the house vertically. The resulting dichotomy is reflected in the facade design again: The hall is covered with a light plate which during the day and allows work in the light-filled hall at night and in turn radiates as its luminous body in the urban space. The unit has with its anthracite-colored facade a compact expression of the generous openings and a covered loggia offers on the Giebeleseite fantastic views over the neighboring houses across the area.