by Almas SadiqueMar 26, 2022
German architect and family-man Carlos Zwick had the dream to find a perfectly suited plot of land near a lake close to Berlin, to build a home for his partner and 6 children.
But what he purchased at the Jungfernsee in Potsdam was a site with decaying but listed ruins and a total ban on altering the lakeside terraces.
In the end Carlos' spirit, creativity and endurance paid off: he finally received permission to build a family-house that floats 3 meters above the ground and casts a spell on everyone who puts an eye on it:
The House on the Lake. Inspired by Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House in Illinois, Carlos has designed his perfect family retreat.
Please enjoy this wonderful story with us.
Frozen Music Episode #14 House on the Lake - Potsdam, Germany by Carlos Zwick Architekten BDA Nov 10, 2021
The popular video series from ABB, Frozen Music, features innovative buildings around the globe and the architects behind them.