An abandoned farmhouse transformed into a place for reflection, seminars, and nature contemplation.

Located in a Bavarian forest near Arnbruck, Germany, House at Schedlberg is a special architecture project that reinvents an abandoned farmhouse. Architect Peter Haimerl transformed the old building into a concrete, glass, and wood structure open to creatives, artists, thinkers, and visitors. The building stood in ruins in a meadow, at the edge of the forest. Nature started reclaiming the structure, with animals using the interior for shelter. While renovated and refurbished, the new building still maintains its old character.

The new elements mix with the old in a sculptural form. One half of the house boasts the original wooden walls. The other features interlocked concrete blocks arranged in an asymmetric pattern. Past and present come together to continue the narrative of the farmhouse as a traditional dwelling that embraces a new age. The building embraces its history while welcoming visitors into a space that celebrates architecture and the natural setting.

The owner didn’t want to sell the dilapidated house, but agreed to lease it for the next 30 years. While the architect‘s design looks more like an artwork than a living space, the house still offers a range of modern comforts. The interior contains a bed, table, oven, and stove, plus access to WiFi. However, House at Schedlberg acts mainly as a space for reflection, creative work, nature contemplation, workshops, and seminars. Photographs© Edward Beierle.

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Salt Point Extension

    A sculptural extension designed in a collaboration between architecture firm Reddymade and artist Ai Weiwei….

  • House in the Dunes

    A renovation and thoughtful upgrade of a 1970s Charles Gwathmey house. Designed in the 1970s…

  • House in Odaka

    A modern Japanese house designed with eight connecting volumes. Built at the southern edge of…

  • House Lhotka

    A family home designed with four monolithic volumes arranged around a dining area. Built in…

  • Casa Amapa

    A concrete house built in a secluded forest in Mexico. Inspired by the idea of…

  • Comillas House

    A restored and thoughtfully modernized 19th century house in Spain. Located in the center of…

  • Pearl Beach House

    A concrete house designed with courtyards that open to the sky and the surrounding bushland…

  • The Writer’s Cabin

    A cabin designed with a sculptural bookcase and glazed walls that overlook a garden. Designed…

  • Kyneton House

    A design that celebrates the passing of time and the beauty of light. Designed by…

  • Six Square House

    A modern six-module house in the Hamptons. Located in Bridgehampton, New York, the 3,500 sq…

Take me there

  • Casa Morelli

    A modern retreat built within a restored 16th-century farmhouse in Tuscany. Located in Radda, in…

  • Kalesma Mykonos

    A high-end, modern hotel inspired by traditional architecture from Mykonos, Greece. Located on Mykonos, in…

  • Villa Icaria

    A relaxing retreat built among pine and oak trees on the banks of the Tagus…

loader