Messner Architects & Franz Messner
Tischlerei Konrad Messner
The project consists of the renovation and partial transformation of a traditional workshop in an alpine region. The large hall of the existing structure is separated by two parallel walls, which form three areas: a shared storage space in the center and two workspaces on each side. Every room has access to a second level by way of a narrow staircase.
The shelves, which partly separate the rooms, are made of the old boards of the former ground floor.
While preserving the main characteristics of the building, three existing windows on the south side and one door on the west side of the facade were replaced by two large openings, so-called “light-catchers”. These elements cut through the porch and allow natural light to flood the room.