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Ian Shaw Architekten

Ian Shaw Architekten

Frankfurt am Main, DE

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Penthouse Simon

This striking penthouse, which sits atop a three storey late nineteenth century residence in Königstein, utilizes a substantial steel A frame to maximise its volumetric clarity. The result is a column free space, 7m high at its apex.

A mezzanine floor, detailed with a glass balustrade, forms the main sleeping area. Below this three large folding wall panels enable the open plan format to be subdivided into a series of smaller, more intimate spaces. Dark slate flooring adds depth and drama to the clean white aesthetic.

The apartment's new glazing sensitively complements the building's facade fenestration as a whole, which is protected by an historic preservation order.

The visual impact of technology is kept to a minimum courtesy of a comprehensive computer controlled system neatly concealed within the fabric of the interior. This manages the dwelling’s heating and lighting requirements, delivering, as part of its programme, fourteen different illumination scenarios via a series of bespoke lamps, subtly integrated within the full-length cupboards and window niches.


 
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Status: Built
Location: Königstein, DE
Additional Credits: Photography by Felix Krumbholz


 
image © felix krumbholz
image © felix krumbholz
image © felix krumbholz
image © felix krumbholz
image © felix krumbholz
image © felix krumbholz
image © felix krumbholz
image © felix krumbholz
image © felix krumbholz
image © felix krumbholz