Cloud Cuckoo House

Lead DesignerMarkus Seifermann
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

Cloud Cuckoo House sits at altitude, 800m above sea level. When fog drifts into the valley, this young family’s home floats above the clouds, with a magical view across the fairytale landscape of the Upper-Rhine area.

The existing 1950s detached house on the hillside site was partly demolished, and the ground floor reconfigured. Atop this sits a new prefabricated timber structure containing open-plan living spaces.

An 8m window offers panoramic views 50km down the Rhine valley. A void was cut through the existing ceiling, where a continuous oak staircase now flows through the house, to the beautiful Black Forest beyond.


ÜberRaum Architects is an award-winning firm of architects based in central London.

We strive to create spaces where people feel comfortable, inspired and at home. Our belief is that the better people feel, the more they can be themselves. So we measure success, not just in numbers, but in terms of shining eyes, racing pulses, gasps of wonder and wide grins of delight.

To put it in another way: we design happy people.