Villa U is an architectural masterpiece designed by Pool Leber Architekten. With a triangular ground plan, special geometry, high open space and minimalist design, this became a unique family home.
On the street side the shape of this house doesn't seem very special, but at the back there is a special play with geometric structures
The German office Pool Leber Architekten was founded by Martin Pool and Isabella Leber. They start each project with three factors in mind: the intended function of the building, the context and the nature and requirements of the client. These aspects are different for each project, requiring a new and individual choice of materials, techniques and shapes. In this way, every project that Pool Leber Architekten carries out is unique, as is their beautiful Villa U. Villa U is a family home in Munich with a unique, triangular floor plan. On the street side the shape of this house doesn't seem very special, but at the back there is a special play with geometric structures. The house was built of warm grey bricks. In the residence itself, the triangle shows itself as an L-shape. On the ground floor, a double high ceiling and the many windows provide an open feeling and lots of light. When the sliding windows are open, the living room opens onto the terrace and blurs the boundary between inside and outside. Through the panoramic windows there is a beautiful view of the large garden and pool. In the three corners of the triangle are the bedrooms, two for children and a master bedroom. ‘The whole volume has a strong plastic character: galleries, terraces and atria shape the space, carving out elements, opening up passages, interlocking functions, blurring the boundaries between inside and outside, while leaving the unity of the mass untouched,’ the office says. The interior has been furnished in a minimalist way, which puts the architecture in the spotlight. Photographer: Brigida Gonzalez