‘Antivilla’ Lingerie Factory Converted Into a Brutalist Home
Brandlhuber+ Emde, Schneider architects transform an old lingerie factory in Krampnitzsee, an area southwest of Berlin, into a striking open plan brutalist home. Taking an innovative approach in all areas, the team use the existing structure as their foundation, covering the walls with rough-and-ready shotcrete and dividing the space with PVC curtains throughout. The staircase, sauna, kitchenette, fireplace and major living areas are located towards the core of the space, allowing the inhabitants to better control heat levels in the colder months. The four year project included creating windows in the home by knocking out large pieces of concrete, resulting in a raw and unique effect from the exterior.