The penthouse in Munich blends modern design and natural materials – starting with the wooden floor. The dark oak is dried naturally, which means that natural elevations in the wood structure are tangible. Their soaped surface gives a matte finish to the room-length planks. Accentuated shadow grooves highlight the uniform width of the individual planks. The baseboard, which is flush with the wall, creates a smooth transition. The walls and ceilings are finished in an intricate lime-smoothing technique.
The entire built-in furniture front is made of core-smoked, heavily brushed rift oak. A multifunctional cabinet system is hidden behind the enlivened surface structure. No handles are visible, because the fronts are electronically controlled. When the panels are moved, multimedia devices and a sophisticated shelf are revealed. The cube, which stands free in the room, reflects the wall paneling. Also in terms of comfort – because the integrated dumbwaiter leads directly to the roof terrace.
The interior design has an open feel, similar to that of a loft. Clear lines and wide surfaces – every element is flush to another. The expanse of the room flows through the panorama window to the outside. The view here stretches all the way to the Alps.
2020, New Building, München
Photography: Sofie Latour