Extension House Berlin
The classic row house from the beginning of the 20th century was adapted to the needs of a young Berlin family through the planned extension. The specifications for the volume were narrowly defined by the cities guidelines. Nevertheless, an attempt was made to give the extension its own identity with the arrangement of its windows, while at the same time subordinating it to the basic design idea of the building ensemble.
The formalism of the outer appearance gives way to the individual conception of life in the interior.
The basic spatial disposition of the narrow and long plot with four used floors produces a strong linearity both horizontally and vertically. The largely open floor plan on the first floor reinforces this effect as the intersection of two lines and forms the center of living with kitchen and living room.
A narrow corridor creates retreat spaces for individual residents on the upper floors. The garden floor is developed as a studio – the raw structure remains largely visible, while a later conversion to a livingspace is structurally intended.
The extension was built entirely as a solid structure with core-insulated brickwork – largely from mineral as well as organic building materials. The construction, which extends the existing building, as well as the new programming represent an update of the classic row house – 100 years after its creation.
- Category: Conversion, Extension
- for: Private
- where: Berlin
- when: 2021 - 2022
- Photography: Zara Pfeifer, Cainelliklaska