This is a small dwelling on a manor farm dating back to the 18th century.
We decided to build a rural dwelling that is both modern and archetypal. It aims at condensing the qualities of an ancient farmhouse into the space of 45 sqm, re-examining the notions of shelter, comfort, and home on the smallest scale. Assembled from reclaimed materials and secondhand components, we focused on tactility and the expression of craftsmanship.
The heart of the new dwelling is an old agricultural silo that was newly assembled on site. The basic cylindrical shell is augmented in various ways, transforming the once purely functional structure into a recognizable place of dwelling. The interior is expanded by alcoves and fitted furniture arranged along the circumscribing walls, keeping the round central space roomy and open.
The character of the dwelling is that of a small castle with a hint of Grimm’s fairytale. A charming manifesto for country living.
Design and realization 2022–2023 with upTrulli GmbH
Photography: Nicolas Felder
Allgäu | 45 sqm Living Area