K57 – Residential
House in Berlin

study 2013
The new residential building should replace a concrete panel block from the 80’s with a very specific location- it is adjacent to a monumental brick complex of a former electrical transformer station called Humboldt Berlin (designed by Hans Muller in 1926). Our design aims to create a balanced contrast with the historical landmark without competing with it. The new building with its abstract facade with consistently changing play of light and shadow has the potential to become the younger bride for the old and static Humboldt.
The northern facade keeps the street line and recreates the missing street corner. The proposed volume profits maximally from the southern orientation towards the courtyard and views to the city center. The facade recessions create attractive apartment layouts in the connections to their exterior space and adds them more privacy. And that makes the building located in the popular residential Prezlauerberg area even more unique.

Cooperation: Lenka Míková