Ageing home given a fresh look to interior and exterior by Soho Architektur
Located in the southern parts of the historic centre of Memmingen, Soho Architektur built a townhouse with two housing units. Designed as a ‘three-window house’ its appearance towards the street space represents the typical image of a townhouse.
The contour of the mansard roof, the structural level and the footprint of the former building were adopted and adapted to today´s requirements. A punctuated facade including a backfill of the gable per floor, interprets in a pure way historical themes of decoration and form design.
Each unit has its own access from Kempter Street and each one leads through four storeys from the ground floor to the attic level.
The arrangement of dogleg stairs in the centre of the building enables - via an access zone - the architect to tie the two units both to the public Kempter Street and to the private yard to the west. From the second floor upwards the rooms additionally orientate themselves towards northside and respectively southside.
In this fashion a multifaceted and flexible living environment with garden, balcony and roof terrace is generated which offers many amenities of living 'in the countryside' but in the middle of the city.