Sealed up and shrouded in former East Germany, this 19th-century traditional farmhouse is given new life in a renovation that celebrates its history.
The renovation restores and reveals the original construction, including the detailed brick exterior and interior timber-framing, and complements it with state-of-the-art sustainable interventions. Solar shingles, integrated into the vernacular roof, are coupled with a geothermal system to achieve net-zero energy consumption. The open plan and double-height space provide a modern layout, while simultaneously exposing traces of the original floorplan through the timber framing. This architectural palimpsest preserves the stories of the past while embracing the present.