Conversion Of A Villa | Nieberg Architect

The top floor of this villa in Hamburg, Germany is treated as an individual element, a minimalist contemporary extension with concrete framed glass partitions.

The 19th century villa, located at Elbchaussee on the banks of the Elbe, one of the most exclusive addresses in Germany, was renovated by Hannover based architect Axel Nieberg. The all white interior features a simple and reduced materials pallet, focusing the attention to the wooden floor that runs all spaces. The long wall in the living area is designed as a series of niches that incorporates kitchen, fireplace and benches.

Photography © Axel Nieberg

Description from the architect:

The villa was build 1906, directly at the Elbchaussee. The concept interprets the top level as an individual element of this villa. It is separated from the existing facades and has its own theme. A horizontal glass front, framed by joists of architectural concrete, encases the top level. The interior is characterised by fluent space and different views. The functional areas, such as storage-, utility room and pantry, are freely positioned cubes in the overall room, zoning the individual spaces. The interior impresses by using simple and reduced materials. Walls and ceilings are painted matt white focusing the attention to the wooden floor. The lighting composition makes use of the natural material creating an imposant atmosphere in the individual spaces.

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