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Glogauer Strasse

BERLIN, GERMANY

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Project category
Residences
Architect
Mar plus ask architects
Location
Glogauer Strasse 10999 Berlin Germany
Photographers
Mar plus ask
Products
KK47000
CH29P

After a complete refurbishment, Glogauer Strasse was born – an oasis of calm in Berlin’s vibrant Kreuzberg district, that creates a sense of unity with high ceilings, polished concrete flooring, and softly colored stuccoed walls.

Project category
Residences
Architect
Mar plus ask architects
Location
Glogauer Strasse 10999 Berlin Germany
Photographers
Mar plus ask
Products
KK47000
CH29P

Mar Vicens and Ask Anker Aistrup were on the hunt for a property that could serve both as their home and an office space when they came across a former supermarket on the ground floor of a 19th-century apartment block. The creative duo – whose architectural practice, Mar Plus Ask, specialises in clean, contemporary spaces – wanted to create an oasis of calm in Berlin’s vibrant Kreuzberg district. Despite the space’s printed tile decor and small PVC windows, they decided it was an ideal purchase upon discovering a hidden 4-metre-high ceiling.

After a complete refurbishment, Glogauer Stra.e was born – a tranquil space that creates a sense of unity with high ceilings, polished concrete flooring, and softly colored stuccoed walls throughout. Using this monochromatic aesthetic as a base, each room was then given its own identity.

“However simple the place is in plan and in form, we sought to create rich, warm, textured spaces that allow the furniture and the framed views of the garden to play a central role” says Aistrup.

In the living area, the former windows were replaced with huge paneled oak windows from Denmark while the kitchen features a sculptural concrete island with a terrazzo-like texture that was crafted on-site. In the living room, a few choice pieces of furniture were chosen – including a pair of vintage Safari Chairs by Kaare Klint that Aistrup inherited from his father. Recently updated with new canvas backs, the chairs’ sophisticated craftsmanship and use of natural materials add an elegant texture to the room. As Aistrup explains of their design ethos: “We reduced the noise and clutter to allow materiality to come forward.”

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KK47000 | Safari Chair

ash, white oil, Leather Thor 307, armrest: saddle leatherView product

The choice of Carl Hansen & Søn furniture:

"I know the sound and smell of these Safari Chairs intimately. The leather and the canvas have the smell of my childhood home… it’s not just a chair to me, it’s part of me. I get sentimental every time I see it."

- Ask Anker Aistrup

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