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A Guest Lodge, Berlin, Germany by Carlo Berlin Architektur & Interior Design

Project name:
A Guest Lodge
Architecture firm:
Carlo Berlin Architektur & Interior Design
Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Daniel Schäfer, Menorca
Principal architect:
Charlotte Wiessner
Design team:
CARLO Berlin
Anna Talens, Artist
Built area:
100 m²
Site area:
Design year:
Completion year:
Interior design:
CARLO Berlin
Environmental & MEP engineering:
Civil engineer:
Structural engineer:
Contardi, Fortuny, Allied Maker, Dimore Milano
Bau und Art
CARLO Berlin
Tools used:
400’ 000 €
Residential › Apartment

The faucets by Zazzeri as protagonists in a flat where the atmosphere enhances the holiday feeling.

Right in the centre of Berlin, the CARLO Berlin Architektur & Interior Design studio has transformed a flat into a special home designed to welcome guests and visitors during their stay in this German city.

This project's aim was to create an atmosphere capable of conveying the memories and sensations felt by the hosts during their life experiences in light-hearted moments of relaxation and holiday so that they could also be perceived by guests.

To make A GUEST LODGE a place capable of inspiring through lived sensory experiences, it was necessary to share and to interpret the owners' most intimate memories. Sources of inspiration were the calming sensations of childhood days spent in the Swiss Alps as well as the enthusiastic remarks of their children who prefer to enjoy their holidays surfing on the Spanish Atlantic coast.

They are both relevant to the family portrait and have become essential elements to work on in order to appeal to future visitors during their stay at A GUEST LODGE, allowing them to experience part of these memories. The two very different scenarios were conceptualised as murals thanks to the collaboration with artist Anna Talens who portrayed and reproduced both overlapping layers of mountains and magical waves.

The characteristic fluidity of the mural is transferred organically through the elaborate curvatures of the kitchenette furniture, which, thanks to their rattan surface, not only provide an efficient solution for air circulation, but also result in a perfect stylistic match in tune with the emotions you feel on a beach.

The whole lounge area is enveloped by a tent like roofing, a work of pure craftsmanship, which, besides being an elegant and striking aesthetic solution, also conceals a home cinema system and a projection screen in the ceiling.

The exotic details, the refined details, the exclusive materials and the choice of colours create a balanced and aesthetically harmonious ensemble that is intended to fascinate and give that enchanting holiday feeling.

Details such as the built-in wardrobe in the room with its handmade fabric surface with artistic motifs with a bold personality. The choice of arched passageways reminiscent of ancient Moroccan plaster façades. Or the installation of a sauna with the warm colours of wood that fits in perfectly with the room.

The Z316 collection by Zazzeri in the bathrooms and the kitchen of A GUEST LODGE

THE GUEST LODGE has two bathrooms: the main bathroom is characterised by raspberry-coloured tones while the second bathroom by eucalyptus-coloured nuances. All taps and fittings are by Zazzeri and the CARLO Berlin studio opted for the Z316 steel collection in the Copper finish.

For the washbasins, the wall-mounted concealed mixer solution, without plate, with a 160 mm long spout. Both showers are equipped with an Ø 220 inspectable anti-limescale wall-mounted shower head and 2-way concealed mixer with diverter and hand shower.

Also in the kitchen, the single lever sink mixer with swivel neck is Z316.

Z316 is the first collection in AISI 316/L stainless steel by Zazzeri, designed by architect Roberto Innocenti, with which the company wanted to seize the essential soul of steel, interpreting it through a wide and comprehensive proposal of products for the bathroom and kitchen where the visible parts, as well as all the built-in parts, are made of stainless steel.

Steel is a material that can be used in a variety of products. In particular, its high resistance to corrosion, its robustness and its tendency not to interact with the environment make it be a material with outstanding hygienic qualities and also suitable for professional applications.

By Alfredo Gonzalez

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