Marc Flick – Architekt
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renovation and addition
The dilapidated three-sided courtyard, consisting of four
sections of the building, was given a new lease of life through extensive
renovation. The future use will be a holiday home with an events location. The
former house was converted into a bedroom zone with twelve beds and three
bathrooms. The derelict building structure was renovated ecologically and with
sustainable building materials such as clay, reeds, soft wood fibre and linseed
oil. The uncovered historical wall paintings throughout the house were positive
surprises. In the building opposite, there was previously a workshop with a
pigsty. Inside, walls and ceiling elements were removed in order to create a
single, spacious room continuum. The kitchen is installed in the former pigsty.
A new, large-format window with seating in the parapet opens the room to the
garden. In the kitchen there is a continuous, U-shaped exposed concrete wall.
This is not just a design element, but serves four functions. It is a ring
anchor, girder, sealant and heating in one. The entire interior of the building
is centrally supplied with pleasant radiant heat through core activation. The
exposed concrete staircase is hollow inside and contains the building technology.
Old plaster was completely stripped off the façade exposing the structure of
the building. This was completely covered with a historical natural stone slurry and henceforth lets the old building look like it is «frozen».