Residence - Ihlow - Germany

A new apartment building is docked onto the remains of a historic stone barn.
While its materiality and large windows distinguish it from the original building, old and new form a single entity, thanks to two aspects.
First, the annex corresponds in volume to a former part of the original building that had since collapsed. Additionally, the annex uses timber framing for the upper floor and rammed earth for the ground level, making reference to a building technique that was once widespread throughout the region.
Similar to the Schreber Residence by AMUNT, this building demonstrates how the extension of existing structures
can be realized in a confident and modern way to create an overall harmonious “oldnew” impression.





Architecture as Resource / Imprint