The old buildings have a special character that differentiates them from the new ones. Assuming a transformation of an old construction to create a modern home implies a decision making that is not easy but that some professionals know how to solve successfully. This is what happened in this 19th century building located in Berlin. The German study of architecture Asdfg Architekten We believe that it has managed to create a good balance between the conserved parts and the new contributions to form this modern and current home.
Both the interior and the exterior were in very poor condition when the rehabilitation project began. In addition to being a building protected by the Berlin Administration had to respect certain limitations when carrying out restoration work.
The exterior is sober and symmetrical and has a small green space around, more valuable as we are in a large European city. The MullerhausMetzerstrasse was once a workshop and a police station. After many years it was completely abandoned and deteriorated significantly.
The interior was very compartmentalized so one of the first tasks consisted in breaking down partitions and creating open spaces. The exposed brick walls have been kept in most of the house.
The new is minimalist and integrates very well with the old structure that has been respected for the most part.
Where the old structure had to be restored, concrete has been used that fits well with the brick and white carpentry that predominates in the house.
Creative solutions have also been adopted to take advantage of the high ceilings as we see in this youth room.
The dining room with its double height is really spectacular. Take advantage of the large amount of light that enters through the numerous windows.
The large open kitchen is located on the ground floor. Having knocked down most of the interior divisions, a very bright interior has been achieved.
In the kitchen combines the usual white woodwork throughout the house with natural wood countertops.
The old solid brick brings a very particular flavor and character to this house so current.
In the kitchen the cabinets are combined with the storage spaces in sight.
Imaginative solutions abound to take advantage of the new construction in the most logical way possible.
The kitchen and dining room share space although the latter is in the double height part and the kitchen under the stairs.
The dark wood table and chairs stand out in the middle of the bright whiteness of the dining room.
On the top floor we find an open home office with lots of storage space.
It also has the family rooms that have a more eclectic air than the common areas of the house.
The bathroom combines the exterior wall in old brick with mosaic tiles in the new part.
Some elements have been designed specifically for this house as is the case of the toilets
This other bathroom has a sink also one hundred percent original.
A large skylight gives the bathroom a good source of natural light.