Peter Haimerl’s Refurbishment of an Old Farmer’s House in the Bavarian Forest.
Reactivating ailing structures and reinventing their user concepts with a clear idea about the significance of their cultural heritage: For Peter Haimerl who recently won the Bayerischer Staatspreis für Architektur 2018, those guidelines are part of every day live.
“ The traditional blockhouses in the Bavarian Forest exhibit a high degree of craftsmanship. That is immediately evident in the detailing of the quoins. After I had studied this building tradition for a long time, I came to recognize that in many cases the houses were not far removed from nature. You can see how thin the layer between nature and culture is.“
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