Harbour me, Celia! / Peter Haimerl Architektur

  • 28 Dec 2012
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© Edward Beierle

Architects: Peter Haimerl Architektur
Location: Munich, Bayern,
Year: 2008
Photographs: Edward Beierle

© Edward Beierle

In the latest thirties most of the old farmhouses in bavarian forest were destroyed, because of ignorance and the lack of appraisal adverse to the „old stuff“, maybe also to erase the contemporary witness of rather poor time.  The consequence was the deficit of architectural regional tradition – Space for the elderly can be found almost exclusively in farm-museum villages.

© Edward Beierle

Therefore the architectural concept intends to keep the existance – as ruinous at it might be – and not to intervent into the structure of the old farmhouse “Celia”.

© Edward Beierle

The rooms of the old building stay as they are, barely anything of the existance will be removed, that‘s imperative to the windows, the old plaster, the floor tiles and the other old fixtures.

© Edward Beierle

Other material which would be removed will be recycled to produce furnitures.

© Edward Beierle

Boxes out of concrete are going to be placed into a few central rooms, for example the old parlor, where the new life is going to take part.

© Edward Beierle

Huge cutouts in the old unrenovated facade will remain visable. The new construction frames the old one, carries and protects it, the old building accomodates the new.

First Floor Plan
Cite: "Harbour me, Celia! / Peter Haimerl Architektur" 28 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=311911>


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    super fantastic, very personal architecture beyond the new rich. thank you

    i am so excited i hardly can breath. more please of this type

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    space for the elderly comment a bit confusing at the start….is there space for the elderly in the renovated “celia” lovely execution of project….thanks for this!

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