As part of a design study, we presented a proposal for a complex with a hotel as well as residential and commercial units. The design is inspired by the idea of upscaling the traditional Upper Bavarian farmhouse architecture and translating it into a hotel.
Following the example of local farmhouses, the ground floor is a massive stone plinth, the upper floors are timber-clad, and a classic pitched roof rounds out the design. We also used building materials that reflect the local character. Balconies extend across the entire façade, creating a transition zone from the exterior to the interior and acting as a kind of permeable membrane: vertical, semi-transparent wooden lamellae provide privacy and transparency at the same time. Made almost entirely of glass, the façade itself maximizes the sense of openness.
The design principle of permeability continues in the interior, all the way into the rooms, where a minimalist design capitalizes on restrained, geometric forms and a clever mix of premium materials with traditional furniture to create a sense of luxury. All of the natural materials we used meet our exacting standards for sustainability, durability and timelessness. Both the color scheme and the building materials deliver a modern update of the Bavarian aesthetic: bright, whitewashed wooden floorboards and grey-beige linens, wools and leathers enhance the experience of the space and the blue-green headboards stand out as an abstract reference to the Tegernsee lake.
Vogeley, Philipp (Lead)
Topotek 1, Berlin (Landscape design)
Matthes Max Modellbau GmbH, München (Model making)
nuur Images, Essen (Visualization)