Franken Architekten Engraves Ghost Timbers Into Facade Of Frankfurt House

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German studio Franken Architekten milled a pattern of squiggly lines into the outer surface of this home and studio in Frankfurt’s old town, replicating the outline of timbers from the creating it replaced.

Kleine Rittergasse 11 by Franken Architekten Photograph by Eibe Sînnecken

Franken Architekten was asked to oversee the renovation of a standard developing in the protected Sachsenhausen neighbourhood, but the discovery of dry rot in the current framework meant it became too costly and difficult to preserve.


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Kleine Rittergasse 11 by Franken Architekten Photograph by Oliver Tamagnini

The client and architect agreed to demolish the old developing and create a replacement that would be proper to the architectural style of the location.

Kleine Rittergasse 11 by Franken Architekten Photograph by Eibe Sînnecken

The type of the original 3-storey structure was copied and then simplified by removing a set of ornamental overhanging eaves from the pitched roofs.

Kleine Rittergasse 11 by Franken Architekten Photograph by Eibe Sînnecken

To develop a further link between the property’s previous and present, the architects created a kind of decoration that final results in a ghost-like impression of a timber frame on the facade.

Kleine Rittergasse 11 by Franken Architekten Photograph by Oliver Tamagnini

The pattern, which the architects described as an “afterimage”, was primarily based on scanned drawings of the original constructing.

Kleine Rittergasse 11 by Franken Architekten Photograph by Oliver Tamagnini

Horizontal lines were carved into 144 plaster panels utilizing a pc-controlled router. When the lines reached a point where there was a post or beam in the scan they generated a random wobble, creating a relief pattern that is more prominent when viewed from a distance.

Kleine Rittergasse 11 by Franken Architekten Photograph by Martin Repplinger

Gaps between the panels were cautiously filled in to create an apparently seamless surface that enhances the subtle contrast of light and shadow in the pattern.

Kleine Rittergasse 11 by Franken Architekten Photograph by Martin Repplinger

“I locate that when I’m on site seeking at the creating from a distance the image types quite distinctly,” stated architect Bernhard Franken in a video developed by the studio, “and when I get nearer the entire issue slowly dissolves.”

Kleine Rittergasse 11 by Franken Architekten Photograph by Oliver Tamagnini

“The neat issue about it is that the entire impact is just caused by light and shadow,” Franken added. “There’s no line drawn there on the building, just a lot more depth which, due to light, contrasts differently and only becomes visible that way.”

Kleine Rittergasse 11 by Franken Architekten Photograph by Oliver Tamagnini

Stone cladding was applied to the ground floor, with the intention of making an additional visual connection with the neighbouring buildings.

Kleine Rittergasse 11 by Franken Architekten Photograph by Oliver Tamagnini

A photography studio, workplace and apartments are accommodated within the property, which aims to recapture the traditional notion of households living and operating in the exact same creating.

Kleine Rittergasse 11 by Franken Architekten Photograph by Oliver Tamagnini

The 3-portion structure, which also has modern details such as raised window surrounds and contrasting wooden door and window frames, wraps about the corner of a cobbled courtyard.

Stone lintels below the windows feature detailed pictographic engravings that complement the far more graphic pattern on the adjacent facade.


Project credits:

Organizing/Interior Design and style: Franken Architekten
Project-Team: Bernhard Franken, Frank Brammer, Robin Heather, Natascha Baier, Kai Heyd, Felix Schneider, Isabel Strelow
Client: Rothenberger 4xS GmbH
Object Tracking: precise.projektmanagement / exitecture architekten
Residence technology planning: Schüler Elektro – und Informationstechnik
Statics &amp Fire Protection / Creating Physics: Tichelmann &amp Barillas Ingenieure
Electrical function: BBK Elektroanlagen GmbH
Roof covering and roof sealing work/carpentry/plumbing performs: Weyershäuser GmbH Dachdeckermeisterbetrieb
Residence technologies: Köhler Haustechnik GmbH
Structural operate: Kuehnbau GmbH
Windows and external doors: OST Bau und Möbel Schreinerei GmbH
Facade/EIFS – interior plaster: Helmut Lindt GmbH
Natural stone operate: DK Steintechnik GmbH

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