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Type: Comission
Client: Stiftung Helga Schott c/o Juliusspital Stiftung Würzburg
Size: 6 apartments
Location: Würzburg, Germany
Status: Comission 2016, design 2019 - ongoing
Team: Studio Karanka & Matthias Braun

The Mühlenhof project is a design with complexity and contradiction. It is multilevelled housing inspired by the medieval buildings and their varied architectural styles, and totally modern apartments with open floor spaces allowing the users to decide on the usage of their own spaces. The apartments are on three levels, with the studio/shop/office on the ground floor, living, cooking, dining on the first floor and sleeping on the top floor. The individual apartments are housed behind two different styled white metal facades thus offering a play between form and function, views and windows as well as breaking up the logic of "reading" what's behind the face of the building.
Another level of design is related to the urban context. A brand new passage connection is opened throught the small inside courtyard between the frontside main street and a pictoresque backalley. This complex mix between public, semi-public, semi-private and private places is continued in front of all the entrances to the individual apartments as a stoep, where the inhabitants can place thier own green plants, benches, etc.

Type: Collaboration project with Jäcklein Architekten
Client: Town of Rottendorf
Size: Old railway station + new multipurpose hall
Location: Rottendorf, Germany
Status: Competition 2015, design 2019 - ongoing
Team: Jäcklein Architekten, Studio Karanka & Matthias Braun

Town of Rottendorf arranged an architectural competition for the renewal of their railway station in 2015. After winning the competition, Jäcklein Architekten was comissioned to do the architectural designs for the renovation of the existing station and for a new multipurpose hall. The modern and minimalistic extension presents an exposed concrete facade imprinted with the image of the orginal Rottendorf locomotive towards the tracks. This composition between old and new will give identity to the station and town which is highly visible to the train travellers on the main line between Frankfurt and München.

Type: Invited competition
Client: Juliusspital Stiftung Würzburg
Size: 8000 m2
Location: Würzburg, Germany
Status: Idea 2019
Team: Studio Karanka, Matthias Braun & Norbert Geisel

This invited architectural competiton searched for a new building design housing medical services, offices and residential apartments to the city district of Hubland, Würzburg. Our proposal was based on contextual structuralism, where the medical services were located in a cross-shaped white glass building (Remedium), offices in a local muschelkalk-stone terraced building (Weinberg) and housing in wooden buildings (Holzvilette). The structured order of spaces provided plenty of flexibility for changes in user preferences while the references to local materials and landscapes of surrounding vineyards bound the new buildings to the Würzburgian genius loci.

SAUNA S1| Würzburg | Germany | 2017 | Studio Karanka, Matthias Braun & Kasimir Karanka
Sauna S1 for two persons designed and built out of EUR-palettes (1200 x 800 mm) at Bürgerbräu Old Brewery.

LUX | Pirkkala | Finland | 2010-2013 | Atelier Karanka & Tamminen
Single-family house on an artificial landfill by Lake Pyhäjärvi.

FOTONI | Tampere | Finland | 2010-2012 | Atelier Karanka & Tamminen
Single-family house designed and built to the Housing Fair 2012 in Tampere.

MÄNTYLÄ HOUSE | Tampere | Finland | 2009-2011 | Atelier Karanka & Tamminen
Single-family house on a long and narrow suburban site for a professional ice hockey player.

DYFÄT | Leppälahti | Finland | 2007-2011 | Atelier Karanka & Tamminen
Lakeside vacation villa made out of pre-cut massive wood blocks.

ARCUS | Lempäälä | Finland | 2006-2011 | Atelier Karanka & Tamminen
Single-family house in the countryside with curving walls made out of Finnish wood.

SORJONEN HOUSE | Pirkkala | Finland | 2005-2008 | Atelier Karanka & Tamminen
Single-family house with extensive terraces and two saunas.

NOKI sauna | Helsinki | Finland | 2005-2006 | Atelier Karanka & Tamminen
Small sauna extension made out of Finnish wood.

VERSTA | Tampere | Finland | 2003-2008 | Atelier Karanka & Tamminen
Single-family house with curving concerete walls and sunny terrace out of wood.

TAIPALE HOUSE | Vantaa | Finland | 2002-2008 | Atelier Karanka & Tamminen
Single-family house with a courtyard garden.

ARVAJA HOUSE | Tampere | Finland | 2000-2007 | Atelier Karanka & Tamminen
Single-family house on a small hillside site for a professional ice hockey player.

PENTTI HOUSE | Teisko | Finland | 2000-2003 | Atelier Karanka & Tamminen
Lakeside vacation villa made out of pre-cut massive wooden blocks.

SALKOLAHTI HOUSE | Kangasala | Finland | 1999-2004 | Atelier Karanka & Tamminen
Single-family house designed for a family to build themselves. Prize for Best Building 2004.

VINOKAS | Lempäälä | Finland | 1994-1995 | Atelier Karanka
Wilderness atelier for a ceramic artist built out of one-meter thick adobe walls in the middle of a dense forest.

WALL HOUSE | Kangasala | Finland | 1985-1987 | Atelier Karanka
Single-family house with 30-meter long curving brick wall and a glass roof kitchen.

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