house R

based in weisbaden, germany, christ.christ associated architects has designed 'house R' a single family residence 
in karlsruhe, germany. a transparent facade viewing the street may be closed with a system of exterior shades providing
protection from the sun and views from neighbors. entered through a carport, the ground floor has been raised one meter 
to allow natural light to enter the below grade swimming pool through a band of clerestory windows in addition to an 
open light well which parallels the entire length of the home.

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