MMB, or Mullerhaus Metzerstrasse Berlin, is a 19th-century miller’s house converted into a modern home for a family with three kids in 2015. Located in Berlin, Germany, the house has a total floor area of 400m² (4,305ft²).
As a result of the previous uses as a police station and a workshop, followed by many years of vacancy, the house was in bad condition and had many small rooms. In order to create a generous space we only kept the outer walls and one massive wall in the middle. The staircase, kitchen, as well as some sleeping galleries are somehow ‘plugged’ into this wall. On the first floor it is possible to separate the parents’ sleeping room from the gallery with a very big sliding door. The staircase is divided in two parts, the first 5 steps lead to a small podium, which makes you experience the full height of the building. On the parterre it is possible to walk around the facade along the inner walls. For the staircase and the kitchen interior we reused the wood of the 170 year old beams. The old brick walls are uncovered and visible from inside.
The planning process was carried out in close exchange with the client, which resulted in a lot of very personal and special designed elements. For instance, even the washbasins and the bathtub are designed and custom made for this project.
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Photographs by Michael Pfisterer
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