A new residential house for an art-loving Cologne family appears almost museum-like on the street side with its orthogonal, plain cubes. Its interior not only contains airy, bright rooms with consistently designed, inviting living spaces but also always places its focus on select works of art.
The architectural practice of Katharina Kröger-Daniels designed the building, incorporating the artwork of a painter highly regarded by the client into the design of the rooms. This starts in the two-storey entrance area, which directs the visitor's attention directly to two expressive large formats. The architecture here ensures a clear sense of calm and establishes an appropriate – always high-quality – contrast.
The large living area of 580 m2 is logically arranged and organised. For example, the fitness area in the basement is linked to the pool in the garden. The large living environment on the ground floor also links all social functions and creates a harmonious centrepiece with a consistent use of materials and shapes. A characteristic material is the vividly grained granite, which can be found everywhere in the finely arranged interiors: from the kitchen block to the fireplace wall to the bathroom.
Despite all the severity and confident presentation of style and elegance, the quality of living is never forgotten – and is combined with contemporary sustainability. For example, the solid construction is efficiently supplied with heating and cooling by using controlled living space ventilation and underfloor heating. Smart control is provided by the Gira HomeServer, the Gira G1 and the pushbutton sensor 3, while the Gira door station and Gira Keyless are responsible for security. This establishes the ideal combination of art and convenience.
Gira door station: Look and see
With the Gira door station, immediately see who is at the door.✓ High-quality design ✓Engravable ✓Waterproof
Gira E2 – clear lines in minimalist design
Gira E2 switch frames for any interior style. ✓ Available in six colours ✓ reduced design ✓ shatter-proof material.
Gira Indoor socket outlets
Gira indoor socket outlets offer a diverse range of functions and designs and connect you with the power solution that matches your lifestyle. Take a look now.
Gira HomeServer for KNX systems
The Gira HomeServer controls complex KXN networks reliably and safely. A high-end system for your Smart Home.
Gira KNX pushbutton 3 - Smart as a button
One button controls lighting, blinds, regulates room temperature and more
Gira G1: Control your smart home
Have all functions in your home under control with the G1.✓Per App controllable ✓Newest tech with updates ✓Temperature, heating, blinds and light