Monday, November 21, 2016

Beautiful in Berlin


Love this sensitive renovation of a 1900s Berlin apartment by Marc Benjamin Drewes Architekturen — must have been exciting to discover the beautiful original flooring and ceiling frescos underneath all the paint. Love the great mix of wood pieces from different eras and places, too, such as the Moroccan door beside the Bavarian chairs and mid century Scandinavian buffet. More here on Yellowtrace.

(photography by enric duch)
Small and cautious interventions by Marc Benjamin Drewes ARCHITEKTUREN, in collaboration with Schneideroelsen, attempt to preserve the special atmosphere and retrieve hidden interior qualities in this refurbishment of a typical Berlin apartment dating back to 1900s. In three of the rooms, several layers of old colour were taken off the extensive moulding on the ceiling. Behind the thick layers of colour, parts of the original frescos appeared. Since the ceilings weren’t repainted, the rooms are now characterised by a lively and diverse aesthetic full of history. The walls were plastered with a simple lime cement, which creates a slightly irregular and textured surface. The heritage oak parquetry and timber floorboards were sanded and treated with an oil & wax mixture, preserving much of the original character. In the rooms with no original moulding, the cement tile patterns create a colourful and vivacious atmosphere. The rest of these rooms are kept pure and without complicated details. Between the kitchen and the bedroom, an old Moroccan door marks the transition between the richly decorated original parts and the new pure and modern sections of the apartment. This almost surreal element bought by the client establishes a strong personal touch.

Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/marc-benjamin-drewes-architekturen-heritage-apartment-berlin/
Small and cautious interventions by Marc Benjamin Drewes ARCHITEKTUREN, in collaboration with Schneideroelsen, attempt to preserve the special atmosphere and retrieve hidden interior qualities in this refurbishment of a typical Berlin apartment dating back to 1900s. In three of the rooms, several layers of old colour were taken off the extensive moulding on the ceiling. Behind the thick layers of colour, parts of the original frescos appeared. Since the ceilings weren’t repainted, the rooms are now characterised by a lively and diverse aesthetic full of history. The walls were plastered with a simple lime cement, which creates a slightly irregular and textured surface. The heritage oak parquetry and timber floorboards were sanded and treated with an oil & wax mixture, preserving much of the original character. In the rooms with no original moulding, the cement tile patterns create a colourful and vivacious atmosphere. The rest of these rooms are kept pure and without complicated details. Between the kitchen and the bedroom, an old Moroccan door marks the transition between the richly decorated original parts and the new pure and modern s

Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/marc-benjamin-drewes-architekturen-heritage-apartment-berlin
Small and cautious interventions by Marc Benjamin Drewes ARCHITEKTUREN, in collaboration with Schneideroelsen, attempt to preserve the special atmosphere and retrieve hidden interior qualities in this refurbishment of a typical Berlin apartment dating back to 1900s. In three of the rooms, several layers of old colour were taken off the extensive moulding on the ceiling. Behind the thick layers of colour, parts of the original frescos appeared. Since the ceilings weren’t repainted, the rooms are now characterised by a lively and diverse aesthetic full of history. The walls were plastered with a simple lime cement, which creates a slightly irregular and textured surface. The heritage oak parquetry and timber floorboards were sanded and treated with an oil & wax mixture, preserving much of the original character. In the rooms with no original moulding, the cement tile patterns create a colourful and vivacious atmosphere. The rest of these rooms are kept pure and without complicated details. Between the kitchen and the bedroom, an old Moroccan door marks the transition between the richly decorated original parts and the new pure and modern s

Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/marc-benjamin-drewes-architekturen-heritage-apartment-berlin/
Small and cautious interventions by Marc Benjamin Drewes ARCHITEKTUREN, in collaboration with Schneideroelsen, attempt to preserve the special atmosphere and retrieve hidden interior qualities in this refurbishment of a typical Berlin apartment dating back to 1900s. In three of the rooms, several layers of old colour were taken off the extensive moulding on the ceiling. Behind the thick layers of colour, parts of the original frescos appeared. Since the ceilings weren’t repainted, the rooms are now characterised by a lively and diverse aesthetic full of history. The walls were plastered with a simple lime cement, which creates a slightly irregular and textured surface. The heritage oak parquetry and timber floorboards were sanded and treated with an oil & wax mixture, preserving much of the original character. In the rooms with no original moulding, the cement tile patterns create a colourful and vivacious atmosphere. The rest of these rooms are kept pure and without complicated details. Between the kitchen and the bedroom, an old Moroccan door marks the transition between the richly decorated original parts and the new pure and modern sections of the apartment. This almost surreal element bought by the client establishes a strong personal touch.

Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/marc-benjamin-drewes-architekturen-heritage-apartment-berlin/

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