Penthouse Simon

Königstein
Photo © Felix Krumbholz
Photo © Felix Krumbholz
Photo © Felix Krumbholz
Photo © Felix Krumbholz
Photo © Felix Krumbholz
Photo © Felix Krumbholz
Photo © Felix Krumbholz
Architects
Ian Shaw Architekten
Location
Königstein
Year
2011

The concept for this minimalist penthouse, situated within a three-storey house, built in 1889, was to strip everything down to its essential quality. All existing interior walls were removed and a steel A- Frame introduced to achieve a column free, 7m double height space. A mezzanine floor with a glass balustrade forms the sleeping area, below which three large folding walls enable the open plan format to be subdivided into a series of smaller, more intimate spaces.

As the exterior fabric of the building is under an historic preservation order new glazing was carefully designed so as to complement existing fenestration detailing in the windows to the floors below.

Despite the use of a computer controlled heating and lighting system - the latter delivering fourteen different illumination scenarios via a series of bespoke lamps - the visual impact of technology is kept to a minimum. The apartment’s indirect lighting is subtly integrated into the full-length cupboards and window niches.

Related Projects

  • Promenade Favorita, Lugano TI
    mavo gmbh
  • Garten Höhenweg St.Gallen
    mavo gmbh
  • Sagiareal, Greppen LU
    mavo gmbh
  • Progressive cleanroom expansion
    Lindner Group
  • Büro Allmendstrasse
    BFB Architekten AG

Magazine

Other Projects by Ian Shaw Architekten BDA RIBA

BV Mehl
Frankfurt am Main
Centralstation Darmstadt
Darmstadt
Kindergarten
Wiesbaden
ASRM Future Pavilion
Frankfurt
Swimming Pool
Darmstadt