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House of Water

22 November 2012

The TWK (Kaiserslautern Technical Facilities), a German public utility that supplies water and power, has undertaken the renovation of the Rote Hohl water purification plant near Kaiserslautern. In view of the plant’s location, a forest that is a popular destination for Sunday outings, the client wanted to create alongside the technical area a public space in which exhibitions and events could be staged. The objective: turning the building into a “House of Water” partially open to the public. The project, drawn up by Molter-Linneman Architekten, has encapsulated these requirements in a new construction clad with panels of dark gray aluminum that, due to its interaction with a difference in level, blends into the greenery of the woods in the daytime, whereas at night, thanks to the illumination of the plant, it looks almost like a landing place. (via ArchDaily)

House of Water, Molter-Linneman Architekten

House of Water, Molter-Linneman Architekten

House of Water, Molter-Linneman Architekten

House of Water, Molter-Linneman Architekten

House of Water, Molter-Linneman Architekten

House of Water, Molter-Linneman Architekten

House of Water, Molter-Linneman Architekten

House of Water, Molter-Linneman Architekten

House of Water, Molter-Linneman Architekten

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She sits astride Italy, Belgium and Southeast Asia, and sometimes falls off. When asked what she does, she replies: I do things, see people. She has been writing about furniture for twenty years and is still not tired of it, in spite of everything. She has no free time, and is not even interested in it. For her it’s enough not to have to go to the same office everyday. She mixes with unlikely people, and contributes to Klat for this very reason.


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