Esthetic Architecture Designs A Modern Tunnel House in Germany That Creates A Strong Internal-External Connection

Esthetic Architecture Designs A Modern Tunnel House in Germany That Creates A Strong Internal-External Connection

German-based Esthetic architecture used natural concrete and a whole lot of green to create this beautiful tunnel-shaped house. The main focus of the architects was to design a villa with a strong connection to nature. The goal was to create personal and public spaces where the dwellers can interact, have fun, or retreat. Consisting of 2 floors, 280 m2, floors plus an upper floor, the home allows maximum natural lighting inside and is designed to fit the client's modern lifestyle. The design team tells SURFACES REPORTER (SR) how they realized this unique project that makes a connection between the interior and the world outside without compromising on privacy.

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tunnel-house-surfaces-reporter Architecture practice transferred the project to the design in order to ensure integrity with the requirements of the modern era with structures that imitate nature. 

Design Process

The design process was to try to strike a balance between the existing topography and the creation of an architecture that deck with it. The 8-meter high building consists of 2 floors, in which one floor is constructed of reinforced concrete as the mainframe of the structure and two floors are constructed with steel construction. 

tunnel-house-surfaces-reporter One layer of natural concrete was preferred as the exterior cladding and wooden cladding were applied on the 2nd floor. The use of stylish window profiles for large viewing panels facilitates natural ventilation. Further, the firm replaced the sun visor panels as weather protection. they also used acoustic and insulating panels to create an ambient microclimate in it.

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A Seamless Connection Between Interior and Exterior

The design concept is structured according to the premise that the house foreshadows the essence of family life. It consists of 2 floors, 280 m2, floors plus an upper floor. Therefore, it fits harmoniously into a contoured terrain and creates a strong internal-external connection.


That is why the house focuses on maximizing natural lighting and is designed to fit the client's modern lifestyle.

Spatial Layout

This structure resembles a tunnel. On the 1st floor, there is a kitchen, a dining room, a TV room, and an entrance hall, and on the 2nd floor, there are bedrooms. In the main core area, there is a circular staircase to provide decking between the floors.tunnel-house-surfaces-reporter There is also a watchtower on the terrace floor for special occasions. The skylight in the central core creates a direct connection between the deckhands and adds a playful drama to the spaces.

Artful Interiors

Art finds a prominent place in the villa, showing its presence from the entrance lobby. Each intervention and venue planning is designed with social life in mind.

To this end, this project demonstrates both the social and private texture of a house. Different living space has been created in which art, space and material quality play an important role.

Project Details

Project Name: Tunnel House
Location: Germany
Year: 2021
Firm: Esthetic architecture

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