A loft in a converted supermarket is for sale in Berlin
Now an architect’s serene live/work space
Photography: Piet-Albert Goethals / STØR. Via Fantastic Frank
It’s hard to imagine that this zen apartment in Berlin’s Kreuzberg was a Schlecker supermarket before being converted into the home and office of architectural duo Mar Plus Ask.
Sitting in a building from 1900 on Glogauer Strasse, the Berlin property has four-metre high ceilings and polished concrete floor throughout. Interiors blend Mediterranean and Scandinavian influences native to the Danish-Spanish practice in the form of soft and serene stucco walls.
They’re offset by three-metre-high oak window frames and bespoke furniture, including a dining table made from leftover timbers.
Bold geometry and clean lines come in the kitchen, where a vast concrete island anchors the space. The bathroom also hones a minimalist vibe, with a concrete tub sunk into the floor beneath a glass skylight.