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A Tale of Two Houses

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When Ulrich Fleischmann approached architect Maki Kuwayama, of Unit A Architecture in Stuttgart, Germany, to design a home and office space, he was looking for a deal. Fleischmann wanted two houses for the price of one.

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  A view toward the garden from the living room (right) gives perspective to the double-height space.
    A view toward the garden from the living room (right) gives perspective to the double-height space.
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  The office area, complete with Eames aluminum management chairs and desks from Atelier Alinea, can be completely sealed off from the rest of the house.
    The office area, complete with Eames aluminum management chairs and desks from Atelier Alinea, can be completely sealed off from the rest of the house.
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  An electronically controlled louver shading system protects the glass façade of the kitchen, office, and upstairs open-plan bedroom from the sun.
    An electronically controlled louver shading system protects the glass façade of the kitchen, office, and upstairs open-plan bedroom from the sun.
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  The movable glass partitions in the second floor of the office space provide privacy and translucent natural light (the space also serves as a guest room).
    The movable glass partitions in the second floor of the office space provide privacy and translucent natural light (the space also serves as a guest room).
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  The cavernous living room takes advantage of its height with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
    The cavernous living room takes advantage of its height with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.

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