VILLA - Off Space - PRIVATE HOME - BERLIN AREA, GERMANY
Antivilla by Brandlhuber+ Emde, Burlon is situated beside the Krampnitzsee, in Potsdam 45min south-west of Berlin. The building—a renovation of the Ernst Lück lingerie factory in the former GDR—is not a mere physical upgrade of the outer shell. Instead, it questions the mandatory standards in current building regulations by proposing a new understanding of architecture and the environment and proposes a new form of a villa: the Antivilla.
Inspired by Claude Faraldo’s experimental film Themroc (1973), big holes were punched into the walls facing the lake and forest, replacing the existing windows on that facade, to gain maximum openness and exposure to the landscape. The interior space is characterized by monochromatic surfaces. A sauna stove functions as the space’s supplemental heating point, around which translucent curtains can be drawn to create different zones during especially cold months.