A family with a child in the hospital faces many challenges, but housing should not be one of them. Designed by architecture firm , the Ronald McDonald House Sankt Augustin in Sankt Augustin, Germany, was designed to provide a sense of community for families in a beautiful setting while their children receive medical care.

Everything about the building, from the floor plans to the dramatic shape and structure, was designed with a “home away from home” concept in mind. It features dynamic curves and is simple and bright throughout.

The L-shaped building has 25 apartments for families. It was built at the top of a hill, and the back faces west, giving every unit a view of the sunset and the surrounding areas.

A long table in the spacious common area brings residents together, while a stepped ramp against one wall serves many purposes, including a play place for children, a quiet working space for adults and a stage for performances. [Photography by ]