En Vogue, Munich
En Vogue, Munich
Investa Real Estate
Residential, underground car park, park
This project was a unique statement at the time of its realisation in Munich between 2007 and 2009. The exclusive villa location in the Herzogpark in Bogenhausen placed the highest demands on all those involved. Majestic old trees characterised this property on the Isar plateau for decades. A residential ensemble with 10 condominiums was to be harmoniously integrated into the park-like surroundings with modern, high-quality architecture where previously only a small villa had stood.
We decided on a free, organic form that took into account the position of the trees, as well as allowed views and open spaces in this high-quality environment. The licensing authority was very pleased with this new planning approach.
The new type of building, with its layered, free flowing forms and the terraces in front of it, gives the impression that each unit is a penthouse apartment. The shape of each storey is based on the distance to the surrounding treetops and created a unique interior design for each unit. Load-bearing elements and minimal supports on the façades as well as high load-bearing ceilings with powerful staircase cores stabilise the building.
Precious materials such as white plaster, champagne-coloured window profiles, oak wood, shell limestone and smoothed surfaces convey timeless elegance, while a bus-controlled electrical system, high-quality LED lights and the low-energy standard ensure technical modernity.
After the construction phase, the existing green spaces stretched to the foot of the house. Architecture and nature thus literally flow into each other and create an impressively harmonious unity with the park landscape.
A few years earlier the “Butterfly House” was built in Hindelang: a building on a ridge that merges into the lines of the adjacent slopes and mountains in the open countryside. En Vogue played upon this theme of freedom to the contrary, ensuring that this the project remains today a unique piece of art in Munich.