By Gunter Pfeifer, Per Brauneck

To proceed constructing current construction forms in an clever manner is an important job within the box of residential development. For this typology of residential structures, the authors have built systematic new shows of so much leading edge varieties.

Each person half lays out the probabilities for utilizing and remodeling a specific type of residential constitution: the courtyard residence, the row condo, the city condominium and the freestanding residence.

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The personal rooms near the entrance divide this house type into an active and a passive zone. There is only one bathroom located near the entrance. Additional access to the spacious courtyard is accomplished by a small change of level on the ground level. The partial basement can be accessed from the inner courtyard via an exterior staircase. This house type can be arranged with either a west or south orientation. Due to the simplicity of the floor plan, Top view of the roof construction costs can be expected to be low.

This house type can be attached to other units on all sides and linked to them. An east-west orientation offers the best daylight conditions for this type of house. The large roof area is ideally suited for installation of com- Top view of the roof ponents for active energy gain. Student project Darmstadt University Martin Trefon Ground floor 41 Garden courtyard house Two storeys North-south orientation This courtyard house type comprises four housing units, accessed and receiving daylight via two inner courtyards.

On the upper floor, windows open up in all directions. A balcony in front of the east façade complements the choice of exterior space on this level. Upper floor The two enclosed exterior spaces on the north and west side can, typologically, be considered as courtyards. On a very small footprint, they offer the opportunity to link to other units. This allows for very dense settlements. m. Ground floor 49 Garden courtyard house Two storeys East-west orientation This complex courtyard house can either be divided into three units or, with minor changes, modified into a large single-family house.

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