Morgana House in Germany Featuring an Archaic and Brutalist Aesthetic

Morgana House in Germany Featuring an Archaic and Brutalist Aesthetic

Project: Morgana House
Architects: J. Mayer H und Partner, Architekten mbB
Partners In Charge: Hans Schneider, Jürgen Mayer H.
Team: Fabrizio Silvano, Han Bi, Huang Guanxi
Cooperation Partner: Michael Hartmann Architekten BDA
Facade Engineer: Knippers Helbig
Plantation: Tita Giese
Location: Northern Germany
Project Year 2019
Photographer: David Franck, J.MAYER.H und Partner, Architekten mbB

Morgana House is somewhere else. Surrounded by neighboring homes dating from the late nineteenth century, the building is like an abstract volumetric study for a potential building and seems to have fallen out of context. Surrounding nature simulates a subtropical oasis and locates the residential sculpture between optical disturbance and atmospheric displacement.

Morgana House in Germany Featuring an Archaic and Brutalist Aesthetic

The three-story building consists formally of several differently sized cubes placed at staggered levels on top of one another, connected by a central stairway. The existing building from 1972 and its annexes from 1991 were reduced to their shells and then retaken with targeted interventions: not as a cosmetic make-over, but as a location that distils and continues the archaic and brutalist aesthetic from the time of the building’s original emergence.

Morgana House in Germany Featuring an Archaic and Brutalist Aesthetic

The curvature of the building was focused upon with architectural additions of exposed concrete and the partial removal of ceilings and walls. Staggered floors and different room heights create vertical links and manifold sequences of rooms. Separating elements between the individual areas are formed as poché rooms and take up different functions.

Morgana House in Germany Featuring an Archaic and Brutalist Aesthetic

The mirrored walls reflect the exposed concrete, the terrazzo installations appear like cuts through the concrete walls and expose the inner structure of the material. The roughly improved already existing concrete walls also create a hybrid of reduction and projection. The large glass pivoting doors opens the entire living area into an oasis of bamboo, tree trunks, palms and mushrooms designed by the artist Tita Giese.

Morgana House in Germany Featuring an Archaic and Brutalist Aesthetic

Morgana House in Germany Featuring an Archaic and Brutalist Aesthetic

Morgana House in Germany Featuring an Archaic and Brutalist Aesthetic

kitchen, J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten mbB

Morgana House in Germany Featuring an Archaic and Brutalist Aesthetic

Morgana House in Germany Featuring an Archaic and Brutalist Aesthetic

concrete stairs, J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten mbB

bathroom, J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten mbB

Morgana House in Germany Featuring an Archaic and Brutalist Aesthetic

outdoor, J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten mbB

Archaic and Brutalist Aesthetic, J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten mbB

Morgana House in Germany Featuring an Archaic and Brutalist Aesthetic

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