NOA*’s Ideal Home Takes “Site-Specific” to New Heights

While cutting their teeth at in Milan, Italian-born architects Stefan Rier and Lukas Rungger focused on the connection between the built environment and the surrounding context. They worked on numerous projects nestled into the landscape, including an unbuilt ski resort partially embedded within a hill. The merging of structure and nature became a founding principle of , which the pair launched in 2010. “In every project, we start from the site,” Rungger says.

Place shaped the partner’s perspectives in other ways, too. Rungger worked throughout Northern Europe before landing in Thun’s office, while Rier remained in his native Italy. “The different approaches—German perfectionism and Italian design—meld together in our work,” Rier says.

A rendering of a height-adjustable house concept, exhibited in Kassel, Germany. Photography by NOA*: Network of Architecture.

NOA* was invited to design an ideal home for the exhibition during , which ran parallel to in Kassel, Germany. Rier sketched out a height-adjustable house, anchored to a concrete-and-steel column, that shifts between three positions: underground, grade level, and elevated 24 feet. The design aimed to take advantage of the wooded environment near a German reservoir, leveraging spectacular views of the water when raised—and lifting “site-specific” to new heights.

Rier’s pen sketch of the house, elevated 24 feet. Photography by Stefan Rier.
The house can be lowered to ground level or beneath it. Photography by Stefan Rier.

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