Inspired by traditional Allgäu architecture, the Simmerberg House provides a modern cabin in the mountains of Germany. The home appears to have a diagonal slice taken from its center, resulting in two buildings — the main living area and a shed — separated by a communal courtyard. The abstract structure uses charred wood cladding as natural protection from the elements, while the exposed concrete foundation gives a contrasting base for the timber cabin to sit. With raw timber planks and a cast concrete fireplace, the exterior facade is echoed throughout the interior's walls, floors, and ceiling of the ground level's living room, kitchen, and dining room, as well as the upstairs loft. The basement provides a relaxing retreat for the family of seven, with two bedrooms, a bathroom, and private sauna.