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Kanzlei Balkenhol / Ecker Architekten

  • 00:00 - 2 June, 2011
Kanzlei Balkenhol / Ecker Architekten
Kanzlei Balkenhol / Ecker Architekten, © Brigida González
© Brigida González

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    Text description provided by the architects. This building is protected under historic preservation laws and was renovated as a professional leasing property for law offices and an accounting firm. Built on a massive plinth, two facades are adorned with elaborate sandstone decorations in the neo-classic style. 

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    floor plan

    Due to decades of vacancy and neglect, the bearing capacity of the floors no longer met code and the entire building, from the basement to the roof rafters, was gutted. The outer envelope was the only remnant of the original structure to remain intact.

    © Brigida González
    © Brigida González

    An former addition to the rear of the existing sturcture has been replaced by a new centrally-located building core containing stairs, entryways, toilets, wardrobes and break rooms. This aluminum-clad extension is separated by a fully-gazed circulation space that demarks a neutral joint between the historic main building and its modern counterpart. The colors and materials palette creates a harmonious composition of old and new, and restores the luster to this small gem in the Odenwald.

    © Brigida González
    © Brigida González

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    Cite: "Kanzlei Balkenhol / Ecker Architekten" 02 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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