Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Guesthouse Berge in Aschau im Chiemgau, Germany by Nils Holger Moormann GmbH
September 23rd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Nils Holger Moormann GmbH
The guesthouse berge is nestled in Aschau in Chiemgau, at the foot of the Kampenwand mountain and holds a unique charm. Those, who move into their quarters in berge, shouldn’t expect excessive luxury – but rather an inviting ambiance, natural materials, real art and a lot of attention to Detail. Almost all of the apartments are equipped with a small, but smart kitchen, which entices guests to don an apron. Because there’s no restaurant in berge.
The lack of service means that the guest is his own boss. For those, who don’t regard themselves as chefs or require a little assistance, support is at hand from one of the berge chefs. Larger groups can sit comfortably at the long table in the large sitting room. All the food served is for the most part organically or regionally grown.
The head of the household Nils Holger Moormann is a furniture manufacturer,designer and lateral thinker. His furniture is particularly synonymous with minimalist design, regional production and intelligent details. All these elements are reflected in his guesthouse.
Like his furniture, his guesthouse gets by well without knickknacks and without a TV. It does however offer a large selection of favourite literature in all quarters. When redesigning the listed building he focused on the individual character of each room. The historical substance was retained, where possible, and placed in stark contrast to modern, reduced design.
The result is that creaking hardwood floors encounter untreated steel, clay walls and open stonework meet large glass facades. The quarters are called Bergebude (mountain hangout), Kampenblick (Kampen view) or Gartenglück (garden bliss), which refer to their specific character.
In spite of the clear architectural language – berge is always cosy. In winter the seats at the fi re in the large sitting room are highly sought after. In summer there is a sundeck and cottage garden for relaxing and chatting with the other guests. For those, who can’t sit still, there is a boccia green. And on cold or rainy days the small, comfortable sauna house in the garden is a popular place of retreat.
About Nils Holger Moormann
Nils Holger Moormann positions himself somewhere between the conventions of conventionality and makes himself comfortable amidst his pieces of furniture. They are not unlike the man himself: ascetic, well thought through, and with a nod and a wink to posterity that is easily missed. As an autodidact and free spirit, Nils Holger Moormann has, from 1982 onwards, developed with a number of mostly young, unknown designers furniture which exhibits a reduced formal language and precise solutions to detail. The key thoughts are simplicity, intelligence and innovation, and these colour the company’s entire philosophy. From the company headquarters in Aschau to the purist design of FNP – a classic in its own right – and the unusual guesthouse ‘berge’, any new ideas and deliberations will certainly not be put off until tomorrow.
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Category: Guest House