A delightful dacha for family relaxation

Kerry Boettcher
Tuesday 02 Jun 2015

House W, designed by Peter Ruge Architekten is a detached dacha for a German-Russian family, nestled in the countryside of Oberhavel, Germany

Peter Ruge Architekten have designed this delightful little wooden dacha for a family of musicians, set in fairy tale woodland. 

Located 75km north of Berlin, in the beautiful countryside of Brandenburg, the wooden cottage is a home from home for the family. Surrounded by lakes and forests, its location is a source of inspiration and contemplation. The one-story wooden cabin is set on a large 6,500 sq m site. Inside it has a spacious living and dining area for getting the family together in beautiful surroundings. 

The building has a deep connection with the imposing landscape: large windows open up the building, and a wooden porch overlooks a natural garden. The low-cost wood construction and the silver-turning larch cladding have been chosen to emphasise renewable primary products and to harmonise with its natural surroundings. 

The 2015 WAN Wood in Architecture Award is now open for entries.

Kerry Boettcher

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