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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Mini-Apartment in Berlin, Germany by JAN RÖSLER ARCHITEKTEN

 
April 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: JAN RÖSLER ARCHITEKTEN

Living in small spaces.

The Mini Apartment is situated in Berlin-Kreuzberg, at the first floor of a Wilhelminian housing complex from the end of the 19th century. The original space of the old apartment was divided in order to fit two smaller dwellings.

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner

  • Architects: JAN RÖSLER ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: Mini-Apartment
  • Location: Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany 
  • Photography: Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner
  • Client: Private
  • General contractor: Jan Rösler Bau
  • Year: 2014

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner

The typical charm of the old building was kept while modern elements have been added to organize the space. Within a total floor area of 28 square meters the apartment contains a kitchen unit, a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom and a dressing room. A space-containing wall unit separates the individual areas of the apartment in a clever way – while offering a capacious storage space. Thus the Mini-Apartment creates a compact and efficient living space, embodying Berlin’s urbanity.

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner

Image Courtesy © Jan Rösler Architekten

Image Courtesy © Jan Rösler Architekten

JAN RÖSLER ARCHITEKTEN is a young architecture practice based in Berlin working on education, residential and refurbishment projects.

The practice testifies to a high degree of precision, a smart and honest handling of sustainable materials, and a keen sense of contexts.

Innovation is cultivated through the office-based workshop where prototypes are built and tested. Excellence in design and execution is pursued through collaborating closely with the clients, consultant teams, contractors and end users. This evokes the great art of our profession: pushing for quality!

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner

JAN RÖSLER ARCHITEKTEN defines architecture as a blend of functionality, materiality and aesthetics. It must have a purpose and a goal. But the balance can always be different: sometimes the artistic side outweighs the constructive, sometimes the other way around. What’s important is that those three aspects are kept in reciprocal balance.

The practice has built a reputation for the quality of its design, winning amongst other prices the Fritz-Höger-Preis 2014 (Gold medal), the Hannes-Meyer-Preis 2015 (Honorable Mention /2.Prize), and the HÄUSER Award 2016 (2.Prize).

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