Situated on a lime tree-lined boulevard in Hamburg, Germany, Townhouse Palmaille 98 was originally designed by Danish architect Christian Frederik between 1786 and 1825, as were many of its neighbours. The street on which we find this project has long been favoured as one of Hamburg's most coveted neighbourhoods.
After being almost entirely destroyed during the air raids of World War II, two thirds were rebuilt in the likeness of the standing remains, defined by the Decree for the design of the Palmaille as: “The historic part which is still preserved on the plots with the street numbers 100-124 serves as architectonic reference for the design of the northern side of the Palmaille.”
Number 98 brings a modern edge to the historic boulevard while still paying close attention to this decree, acting as a contemporary expression of the Palmaille’s design values. The monolithic facade is a modern take on the surrounding styles and is punctuated by large windows. The roof of Townhouse Palmaille 98 takes the same form as the traditional neighbouring properties but is made of glass, embodying the concept of this project as a whole: subtly updating the traditional.
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