Trier, Germany

House J


Photo: johannes-maria schlorke fotografie


Photo: johannes-maria schlorke fotografie

Folded and cantilevered ceiling panels characterize the architectural style of House J in Trier. The single-family house designed by Schemel Wirtz Architectes Associés, Luxembourg, in close cooperation with the client, is characterized by generously sized balconies. In order to thermally separate and secure this type of cantilever, the architects used the Schöck Isokorb®.

The staggered floors refer to the topography of the property on a hillside and the adjacent existing houses in this residential area. The building opens up completely to the garden via the balconies and the terrace. On the front side, the building presents itself as a closed structure and cubic unit, which is supplemented by a garage and a carport integrated into the building envelope.

The balconies and terraces have large overhangs of up to 2.75 m. This remarkable architecture required high static requirements. The architects from Schemel Wirtz Architectes Associés solved this challenge with the Schöck Isokorb®. As load-bearing thermal insulation elements, the Schöck Isokorb® T Type K and Isokorb® XT Type K thermally separate projecting components, thereby reducing thermal bridges and ensuring static safety.


Schemel Wirtz Architectes Associés, Luxemburg