Situated on the banks of the River Enz, this complex of 28 dwellings is articulated into four almost identical blocks that reflect the scale of the urban environment. As a model energy concept for the town, a solar energy systém was incorporated into the scheme. It provides hot water and also supports the heating. In order to integrate the collectors into the south-west-facing roof slopes, the roofs were covered with corrugated perspex sheets. The high transmission value of this material ensures a great degree of efficiency. The transparency of the external skin also allows the geometry of the timber structure to be seen, even in the roof. The attic space itself is unheated and accommodates services and storage areas.
Detail 5/1996, p.682