peter haimerl renovates shoemaker’s farmhouse with contemporary cube
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the shoemaker’s farmhouse was originally built in the 18th century in the town of alt-reim near munich. recently purchased in 2013, the new owner commissioned local architect peter haimerl to renovate the structure and create a two-unit residence. being a protected historical structural, the architectural approach sought to preserve the exterior with as few contemporary expressions as possible, while completely transforming the interior with new spatial concepts.   peter haimerl renovates shoemaker's farmhouse with contemporary cube
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the solution lay in the introduction of an extruded concrete cube turned 45 degrees tucked into the roof of the home.  the concrete form contains one unit that juxtaposes the vernacular envelope by utilizing a highly contemporary aesthetic.  materials and spaces are a vast departure from the traditional construction of the rest of the house. walls and furnishings are angled, characterized by a more monotone color scheme and smooth surfaces. timber elements protrude from the walls and floors in the form of benches, stairs, shelves, and the existing roof joists.  peter haimerl renovates shoemaker's farmhouse with contemporary cube
new entrance within the existing opening
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the other unit is located in the remainder of the structure, using the concrete cube to inform the ceiling of the spaces. here, contemporary meets vernacular as elements of the aged building are allowed to incorporate with modern materials wherever possible. original windows and door openings are left intact as well as the crumbling walls and timber structure.peterhaimerl_schusterbauerhaus_db_19
unit 1- much of the original structure is preserved
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peter haimerl renovates shoemaker's farmhouse with contemporary cube
image © edward beierle 

 

 

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a combination of contemporary and dilapidation, new surfaces meet the old
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peter haimerl renovates shoemaker's farmhouse with contemporary cube
original stable displaying concrete diamond concept
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peter haimerl renovates shoemaker's farmhouse with contemporary cube
entry into the second unit
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peter haimerl renovates shoemaker's farmhouse with contemporary cube
kitchen and living room area
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peter haimerl renovates shoemaker's farmhouse with contemporary cube
image © edward beierle 

 

 

peter haimerl renovates shoemaker's farmhouse with contemporary cube
kitchen
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peter haimerl renovates shoemaker's farmhouse with contemporary cube
bathroom illuminated by skylights
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peter haimerl renovates shoemaker's farmhouse with contemporary cube
central hearth in concrete structure
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peter haimerl renovates shoemaker's farmhouse with contemporary cube
image © edward beierle 

 

 

 

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