Jan Rösler Architekten

Haus Stein
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Jan Rösler set up his atelier in 2010. Based in Berlin, the architect admits his main inspiration is the 'desire for perfection'. A trained cabinetmaker and carpenter, Rösler also runs a workshop to handle the bespoke elements of his designs. The House Stein project showcases his skills, thanks to a trusting client and the fact that 80 per cent of the project was created and built by this in-house team. A radical conversion of an existing building in Sachsen Anhalt, the house is a combination of loving restoration and contemporary elements, with hand-crafted details at every turn, from the new window frames to the minimal bathroom. Rösler is happy to stay small - 'most mega projects have a lack of aesthetics and personal relationship', he says - but would like to broaden his horizons and concentrate his eye for quality on a modest museum project.
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Haus Stein

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Haus Stein

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Mini Apartment

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Upgrade Berlin

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Upgrade Berlin

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Upgrade Berlin

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).