S(ch)austall - Ramsen - Germany

The project intervenes in a former pigpen, to turn it into a showroom.
This small stone shed was built in 1780. Partially destroyed during World War II, it was rebuilt and reused over time.
The transformation of use was decided, but could not build a new building under the conditions of the plot, so it was decided to "house within the house", a topic widely used in various.
A wooden construction within a stone house, without contact with the existent, but protecting it with a new cover design. This construction is the exact copy of the facade, without changes. With the previous use, there was no need to think about the exact position of the holes. At night the impression produced is that of a broken relationship with a new, warm and inviting interior cabin.
Visitors taking a look at the space between the wood and the old wall, bend over and try out a view and experience the building and its history, it is no longer just a ruin.
A wooden board of 39mm to solve the entire project, both forged as an enclosure and cover. The cover made of zinc titanium is placed on the same board of 39 mm.
The closing of the cover is done by placing a folded sheet of zinc flying a few centimeters to avoid contact of rainwater with the edge of the board.
The cover is 8cm of the walls of the old building. Façade panels and cover are joined by arranging a tab at a cut panel cover and a recess in the facade.
Glazings are placed in a recess of the board and bonded with silicone.
Binding facade panel with forging is performed with a bar placed below the floor, whose placement is made possible in the workshop have much of this small pavilion. Otherwise it would be in an inaccessible area.
The forged is placed on a pair of small concrete walls flat on the ground allow to form an air chamber and separate boards contact with the ground. The wood used is a special plywood board produced in Finland and called Kerto.

[project selected by Mattia Canepa]





Architecture as Resource / Imprint