EcoUrbane Haven / S04
Giulia Maretti

EcoUrbane Haven (S04): Crafting Tranquility Amidst Urban Life

HAA&D as Architects

In the heart of Berlin, amidst the urban pulse, stands EcoUrbane Haven, a 240m² rooftop apartment nestled within a historic edifice. Conceived by the visionary architects of HAA&D, this project embodies a fusion of contemporary design with a profound commitment to ecological consciousness. EcoUrbane Haven was born from the aspiration to seamlessly blend the outdoors with the indoors, cultivating an atmosphere of luminosity and serenity. The open floor plan is the canvas upon which this vision unfolds, marrying functionality with aesthetics. From the sleek black wood cupboards to the gleaming stainless steel island, every detail breathes sophistication.

photo_credit Giulia Maretti
Giulia Maretti
photo_credit Giulia Maretti
Giulia Maretti

The journey to manifest EcoUrbane Haven was not without its initial challenges. Balancing the reverence for historical preservation with a vision of modern living demanded ingenuity. Yet, it was precisely this interplay that ignited creativity. Through meticulous planning and precise execution, potential setbacks metamorphosed into opportunities for artistic expression. Nestled within the ethos of this architectural marvel is a resolute dedication to sustainability, evident in every material choice. A deliberate nod is given to local resources, exemplified by the natural wood sourced from a nearby family-owned enterprise. This isn't merely an aesthetic preference, but a conscious effort to shrink the project's environmental footprint.

photo_credit Giulia Maretti
Giulia Maretti
photo_credit Giulia Maretti
Giulia Maretti

The construction process itself is a testament to modern ingenuity, seamlessly blending form and function. The infusion of artistry from Eva Jablonsky, a local luminary whose monumental painting graces the space, underscores a deep commitment to community collaboration. The verdant expanse, meticulously crafted with entirely organic elements, intertwines nature and design seamlessly, reflecting the landscape company's commitment to sustainable practices. The skilled craftsmanship of a trusted local carpentry company adds another layer to this narrative, showcasing a marriage of quality workmanship and regional partnerships. The apartment's spatial configuration bears witness to the marriage of form and function.

photo_credit Giulia Maretti
Giulia Maretti
photo_credit Giulia Maretti
Giulia Maretti

Every element, from furniture selection to lighting and ventilation, was curated with precision to enhance the sense of openness and airiness. Intelligent lighting and state-of-the-art ventilation and sound systems seamlessly integrate, setting a new standard for modern urban living that thrives on both style and sustainability. In crafting EcoUrbane Haven, HAA&D, an architectural firm renowned for its sustainable focus, seamlessly wove together original aesthetic concepts with the unique preferences of the clients. The project stands as a beacon of thoughtful, sustainable choices. It narrates a story of collective responsibility and artistic innovation, leaving an indelible mark on the urban landscape.

photo_credit Giulia Maretti
Giulia Maretti
photo_credit Giulia Maretti
Giulia Maretti

Team:
Office Name: HAA&D
Lead Architects: Hagar Abiri Lead Architects
Photo Credits: Giulia Maretti
Artwork in the living room: Eva Jablonsky

photo_credit Giulia Maretti
Giulia Maretti
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