Multifunctional blocks redefine a former factory in Berlin

Batek Architekten renovates an industrial space by inserting wooden blocks that define private areas and hidden corners, between material contrasts and pink accents. 

Batek Architekten renovated the space of a former factory in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district. Spread over 240 sqm and intended for a family of five people, Sch52 has been renewed while maintaining the characteristics of the industrial structure – load-bearing beams and pillars, brick walls, the general feeling of openness.

Wooden blocks are placed into the space, “boxes” delimiting the lot and definining private areas: bedrooms, bathrooms and a studio connected by a diagonal hallway recall, with their sloping roof, a small village.

These structures-in-the-structure fit into the industrial space without hiding it and perform multiple, sometimes hidden, functions. Dressing room block-cabin is for instance provided with a slatted upper part serving as a private reading corner.

Wood is flanked by the pink accents of doors, walls and furniture and generates chromatic contrasts with the dark floor. 

Berlin, Germany
Loft for 5 people
Batek Architekten
Project team:
Anke Müller, Patrick Batek
240 sqm

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