in small villages where there is a danger of population decline, the number of new buildings will presumably decrease. there lies the importance of maintaining existing building fabric, adapted to changing functional and energy conditions. incorporating new adaptations to older buildings is often more difficult than in new buildings. there is an inherent contradiction in preserving the old and to renewal. this is resolved through constructive and creative sensibility.
this typical black forest house from the 1880’s, falls into this category. it houses a family of three generations. paramount to this project was to maintain the building’s historic character, while creating a new living space which fulfilled current technological requirements and met our visual quality standards.