Haus am See, Potsdam

25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a modern tree house on stilts was built on the historic lake property in Potsdam. Ancient trees, the water and nature preserved terraces determined the concept of architect Carlos Zwick. Today, this passive house with its sustainable building materials integrates respectfully into its surroundings. Large wooden sliding windows connect the exterior and interior spaces. The loggia seems to float above the water and a large maple tree grows through the living room. The perfect synthesis between architecture and nature – the house by the lake succeeds in it.

What makes this project one-of-a-kind?
The way the geometric wooden living cubes merge with the tops of ancient trees – as if floating on their thin steel stilts.


Carlos Zwick Architekten BDA


Year of completion

Potsdam, Germany

Total area
712 m2

Site area
4.000 m2

José Campos

Project Partners

M.A.T.O. Gesellschaft für Tragkonstruktionen mbH

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