House R 128

House R 128

House R 128 (Sobek House) is a futuristic single family
house in Stuttgart, Germany, built by architect
Werner Sobek in 1999/2000.The house features a modular and recyclable design, iscompletely glazed and has no interior dividing walls.It is computerized and meets its own energy requirements completely.


The name of the house is derived from its location at Römerstrasse 128,which is a small and steep piece of land at the edge of the vale of
Stuttgart.When the house was built, it was paid a great amount of attention in thearchitectural world.The building is shaped like a cube, has four levels and is wrapped by aglass shield.All components can be segregated for recycling.There are no walls or closed rooms (apart from the bathrooms) and only few pieces of furniture.The transparency is supposed to create the impression that one lives outdoors exposed to nature.Due to its passive solar architecture with triple-glazed walls, the houseneeds no energy for heating.Seasonal temperature shifts are balanced by a seasonal thermal store.
Electricity is generated by solar cells.Every item in the house is computer-controlled.


* [] . Retrieved 2008-07-25. (House R 128 description at Werner Sobek's homepage)
* [ Winter storms in the living room] . Retrieved 2008-07-25. (Article about R 128 at the Goethe Institute's page)

Further reading

* [] . Retrieved 2008-07-25. (House R 128 pictures at Werner Sobek's homepage)
* Blaser, W., Heinlein, F. (2002) R 128 by Werner Sobek, Birkhäuser (Princeton Architectural Press), ISBN 3-7643-6669-9.

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