Family House Sankt Augustin by GRAFT

Photography by Tobias Hein

 

Architecture firm GRAFT have designed the “Family House Sankt Augustin”, a Ronald McDonald Charity House, located in Sankt Augustin, Germany, that provides space and a temporary home for families whose hospitalized children are in the process of receiving medical treatment.

 

Family House Sankt Augustin by GRAFT

Photography by Tobias Hein

Family House Sankt Augustin by GRAFT

Photography by Tobias Hein

The building is located on the top of a small hill amongst the surrounding topography.

Family House Sankt Augustin by GRAFT

Photography by Tobias Hein

Viewing the building from the side, it seems like the building has been bent into an ‘L’ shape.

Family House Sankt Augustin by GRAFT

Photography by Tobias Hein

Family House Sankt Augustin by GRAFT

Photography by Tobias Hein

On the ground floor, a long table centrally located in the public area, serves as community space for the entire house. This enables parents to engage in conversation with each other while preparing meals together, creating a reciprocal sense of support and understanding.

Family House Sankt Augustin by GRAFT

Photography by Tobias Hein

The ramp to the upper floor has many community uses, such as a landscape with spaces for sitting and lying down, a playground for children, a performance stage, and quiet working areas for parents. It also connects the interior community spaces with a large outdoor terrace.

Family House Sankt Augustin by GRAFT

Photography by Tobias Hein

From the upper floor, you’re able to look down upon the open area below.

Family House Sankt Augustin by GRAFT

Photography by Tobias Hein

The building has 25 apartments, all of them oriented towards the sunset.

Family House Sankt Augustin by GRAFT

Photography by Tobias Hein

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