Welcome to a modern 6,650 square foot contemporary house offering picturesque views over the stepped terraces of an ancient hillside vineyard near Stuttgart, Germany. Haus am Weinberg was envisioned and implemented by architectural practice UNStudio with an interesting architectural element in sight: “the twist”. Inside and out, the design is characterized by interesting curves and turns, and so is the inner circulation, organization of the views and functional structure of the house. According to the architects, “the direction of each curve is determined by a set of diagonal movements. Whilst the programme distribution follows the path of the sun, each evolution in the twist leads to moments in which views to the outside become an integral experience of the interior.

“A double-height, glazed corner – which houses the dining area – opens up to extensive views towards the North-West and frames the vineyard hill which forms the backdrop to the house. By means of sliding panes, this corner of the house can fully open up to further blur the boundaries between inside and outside. Views from the living room are extended by means of a fully glazed corner affording open vistas toward the nearby park-lands to the South-West. Further views from the twist are encountered on the second level, where the master sleeping and wellness areas are located”. The open corners along with the use of natural oak flooring, natural stone and white clay stucco walls contribute to the serene atmosphere of this light-invaded home.