project management for design, permission planning and artistic site management for a new roof with two attic floors in munich for GRAFT architects
This design proposes replacing the roof of an existing building from 1908 in Munich-Schwabing by a slightly higher kerb roof, thus creating an additional floor for a luxury apartment. The new roof continues the contour of its neighbour along the street and leads it around the corner away from the street. Towards the inner courtyard of the block the roof is folded open in order to allow for views and natural light as well as providing a spacious roof terrace. On the northern and western side, the roof is opened with dormer windows in an elegeant contemporary interpretation. The positions of the dormer windows respond to the structure of the windows on the lower floors. Bay windows and staircase are emphasized by similar elements at the top. The white colour of the edging of the existing windows gives the dormer windows a playful light elegance. The new structure responds respectfully to the existing context but is clearly readable as a new condition. The main motif of white frames is also applied to the new entrance which opens up the existing lobby and makes it more ample and inviting.