All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions

Wohnregal Apartments and Ateliers / FAR frohn&rojas

Wohnregal Apartments and Ateliers / FAR frohn&rojas

© David von Becker © David von Becker © David von Becker © David von Becker + 50

Berlin, Germany
  • Design Team

    Marc Frohn, Mario Rojas Toledo, Max Koch, Ulrike vandenBerghe, Lisa Behringer, Ruth Meigen, Martin Gjoleka, Felix Schöllhorn, Pan Hu, Julius Grün, Erik Tsurumaki, Katharina Wiedwald
  • Engineering

    IB Paasche
More Specs Less Specs
© David von Becker
© David von Becker

Text description provided by the architects. The “Wohnregal” is a 6-story building housing life/work ateliers. It was built using pre-cast concrete elements common in industrial warehouse construction. Underlying the choice for this serial construction technique was the ambition to bridge two apparently contradictory challenges the housing market in Berlin is facing.

© David von Becker
© David von Becker

On the one hand, industrial prefabrication offers the benefits of serial construction techniques such as cost-savings and shorter construction timelines thus addressing the rising construction cost for housing. Countering preconceptions that serial construction automatically implies a standardization of the inhabitable unit itself, the “Wohnregal” at the same time offers a maximum range of different life/work ateliers for an ever-broadening bandwidth of urban lifestyles.

© David von Becker
© David von Becker
Floor plan
Floor plan
© David von Becker
© David von Becker

The pre-cast concrete structure with its long-spanning TT-ceilings facilitates such variety as it offers a clear span from façade to façade without any structural walls needed on the interior.

© David von Becker
© David von Becker

A curtain wall consisting of large-scale standard sliding doors is used as the façade. It allows for the interior to be opened up to its surroundings during the summer months turning the living space as a whole into a loggia. At the same time this curtain wall offers a maximum presence of the gridded pre-cast concrete structure both to the inside as well as to the surrounding.

© David von Becker
© David von Becker

Project gallery

See all Show less

Project location

Address: Berlin, Germany

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Wohnregal Apartments and Ateliers / FAR frohn&rojas" 15 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/928487/wohnregal-apartments-and-ateliers-far-frohn-and-rojas/> ISSN 0719-8884
© David von Becker

Wohnregal 公寓及工作室综合体,标准化建造满足多样化生活 / FAR frohn&rojas

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.