Sybylle Kramer is a famous architect from Germany with several books published.
The concept of taking the existing material as an idea is what is behind the expression Rough Interiors. The building and rooms are taken as they are and the traces of the past are preserved in the sense of remaining visible, into which the design concept is integrated. Old shells are given a new life with the aid of very different design interventions. It is the breaks, contrasts and contradictions instead of perfect harmony and smooth surfaces which characterise these works. The interiors presented range from low- budget to luxury projects. A fascinating interplay between past and present emerges in the interplay of rough ceilings, un-plastered walls and visible concrete beams together with creative re-use ideas, modern materials and innovative form language.
Raw ceilings, unplastered walls, and visible concrete girders meet innovative conversion ideas, creative shapes, and modern materials – Rough Interiors presents 55 projects whose designers used the existing historic substance as the basis for their creative processes. The magic of patina and traces of the past are maintained and deliberately integrated into the design concept.
Clashes, contrasts, and frictions become the underlying principle. A host of different ideas, interventions, and measures fill forgotten and abandoned buildings with new life. Whether low budget or high-end, music academy or doctor’s clinic, trendy restaurant or loft apartment, the interiors of each individual project are distinguished by an exciting interplay of history and the present age.
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