Veauthier Architekten

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Flottwellstrasse residential building

This seven-storey apartment building was created as part of a larger project development as one of ten houses for a group of clients on a former industrial site in central Berlin. Veauthier Architects developed the building in close consultation with the group of owners and united very different housing concepts under one roof.

The ground and first floors accommodate three apartments, organized as two-storey townhouses. They each have their own entrance from the street and a garden to the courtyard. The stairway entrances to the town houses set up a buffer zone to the public road and are provided with small front gardens. While the town houses show more closure towards the street, they are generously glazed on the ground floor to the garden side and have large balconies on the first floor.

The floors above each accommodate one small and one large family apartment, while spacious maisonettes with roof terraces extend throughout the sixth and seventh floors. This typological diversity is not hidden within the building - the internal structure is also legible on the facade. Projections and recesses, as well as connecting railings on the street side, emphasize the horizontal layout of the house into its different residential typologies.

The mixture of apartment sizes and spatial programs make the house accessible for residents with differing lifestyles, family structures and household sizes.

Location
Flottwellstraße 9-12, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten
Client
Co-housing Community Metropolis 1 GbR
Architects
Veauthier Meyer Architekten
Services
HOAI phases 1–5
Completion
2011-2013
Size
1.250 m2 gross floor area