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Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

The Basel based HHF Architekten realised this countryhouse for two young art collectors. The design reflects their request for simple abstract looking piece, sitting almost without scale on top of the vaste property, which is located two hours upstate from New York City.

Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

“The four equal sized boxes are built as simple wood construction covered with corrugated metal panels on the outside and wood and gypsum panels on the inside. The floor plan is based on the needs of a traditional countryhouse. Only partially the organization of the rooms is a direct consequence of the rigid outer form. The Living Room focuses on the different light conditions needed for an existing and future art collection, while the great view into the nearby countryside is present without being dominant. The sequence of the different rooms reflects the idea of a private gallery. Natural light is coming into the spaces through the openings in between the outer boxes.”

Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

Tsai Residence, photo by Ellen Mc Dermott

Tsai Residence, photo by Ellen Mc Dermott

Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

Tsai Residence, photo by Iwan Baan

Tsai Residence, photo by Nikolas Koenig

Tsai Residence, photo by Nikolas Koenig

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The arched façade correspondig with the existing Label I building

The arched façade correspondig with the existing LABELS I building

The new fashion center, LABELS II BERLIN, designed by HHF Architects is currently under construction and will be opened in October 2009.

The arched façade is a quotation to the exististing, historical neighbouring building and represents also the clear handwriting of the Swiss architects.

The center will be opened in early 2010

The center will be opened in October 2009

Here the architect´s comment:

The fashion center, LABELS II BERLIN, is a concentration of showrooms for international fashion brands in one building, including public spaces such as an event hall, a restaurant and a lounge at the top floor. The design strategy is based on the adjacent warehouse building of LABELS I. The interior spaces of this historical building are strongly characterized by the repetition of arched windows used in the facade and this motif became one of the starting points for the design of the project. The use of two different cut sine curves generates a specific look for both the supporting structure, and in a modified form with sine waves, for the facade. With that, the structure and rhythm is the formative motif for the perception of the completely new building, linking it to the existing neighborhood.

The shop´s inside

The shop´s inside

Connected by a heat exchanging device, the whole concrete structure of the building is permeated with water tubes and used as a radiator for heating as well as for cooling. The energy consumption for heating and cooling of LABELS II BERLIN is reduced by 40% with this combined technique of mass activation and use of the Spree river water.

HHF architects won the international competiton among selected architects in September 2007. The building is now under construction and the opening is planned for early 2010.

The open terrace on the top floor

The open terrace on the top floor

Client
LABELS BERLIN, Berlin

Team
HERLACH HARTMANN FROMMENWILER with Walter Gloor, Yujin Hirase, Cella Hubel, Tonja Kersting, Okhyun Kim

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