Chatting with Stefan Höglmaier makes you think creatively about how you want to live in the future. The founder of the architectural developing firm Euroboden is known for his unusual concepts like BNKR in Ungererstrasse in Munich and working with well-known architects like David Chipperfield for the Project Kolberger 5.
His latest project is one of the oldest authentic, heritage farmhouse in Forstenried, Der Derzbachhof, just a twenty-minute drive from the Munich city centre.
This development will not only be about a modern authentic refurbished farmhouse, but also an example for a kind of shared living concept.
What does he mean by shared living? We are familiar with food, and car sharing but how do you combine different family structures and ownership in a fundamental real estate project? He smiles charmingly and the answer is evident by the architecture and the detailed planning of living space.
The architect will be Peter Haimerl. His Bavarian award-winning firm will be in charge of refurbishing and transforming the Derzbachhof into a new living concept. It will have 20 living units from which 17 will be completely built from scratch.
The concept is about clever living. Smaller units 60 to 160 sqm apartments but access to common areas like Die Stube, a community room that can be rented for celebrations or family affairs by an owner and also a guest room.There will be still enough garden space which is a true luxury so close by Munich. Here you can mingle with your neighbours if you like or practicing Yoga on an outdoor platform in summer.
There will be a common BBQ station where you can grill your meat or beetroot, chat with friends or just warm yourself on chilly nights. The little courtyard in front of the farmhouse invites the residents of Der Derzbachhof to mix with the community of the Bavarian town of Forstenried.
Not to mention that living standards are ideal with only an hour ride by bike to the Starnberger See, endless forests across the street and a clear starry sky at night.
You could grow your own vegetable and share it with your neighbours of the Derzbachof. daily life seems much easier. Little easier also with the help of a farmer couple, instead of a regular caretaker who handle everything.
We love this concept and we think in times of limited space and crowded cities Der Derzbachhof is a beacon project with many more to follow.
Many thanks for the kind invitation of Euroboden to learn about this project.
All pictures by Jasmin Khezri