The Black House, which is the White House’s twin, is located at the intersection of two streets, thereby creating the need for two street-side façades. The L-shaped floor plan that wraps around the terrace in the yard is a logical extension of the situation. While white concrete shines on the geometrically more severe street-side façade, freely folded surfaces with black façade tiles and black louvers characterise the main yard-side façade. The dialogue between white and black also continues inside the house, where the entire lower floor is covered with black oak parquet flooring. The materials (concrete imprinted with traces of the formwork, glass, wood, white cobblestone paving near the entrance) and the language of form is similar to the White House, but the building as a whole seems more compact and even more carefully considered.
In a structural sense, this is an extremely complicated house. The careful attention to detail is demonstrated, for instance, by the black metal fence that required great accuracy in execution from the builder. The dedication of all involved parties – the client, architect and builder – is evident all over the house.