Atelier Hermann Rosa in Munich, Germany | Yellowtrace.

Atelier Hermann Rosa in Munich, Germany | Yellowtrace.

Atelier Hermann Rosa in Munich, Germany | Yellowtrace.

Atelier Hermann Rosa in Munich, Germany | Yellowtrace.

Photography by Jürg Zimmermann.
Images courtesy of Atelier Rosa.

 

There are days when I look at a picture and wish I could pour myself into it. And I think that today’s images are so heavenly you may wish to dive in and join me.

We’re off to Munich, to the Atelier Rosa, studio space of the late German sculptor Hermann Rosa. The photos of this magical ensemble of concrete boxes are by Jürg Zimmermann.

 

Atelier Hermann Rosa in Munich, Germany | Yellowtrace.

Atelier Hermann Rosa in Munich, Germany | Yellowtrace.

Atelier Hermann Rosa in Munich, Germany | Yellowtrace.

Atelier Hermann Rosa in Munich, Germany | Yellowtrace.

Atelier Hermann Rosa in Munich, Germany | Yellowtrace.

Photography by Jürg Zimmermann.
Images courtesy of Atelier Rosa.

 

The interiors are denuded of all save the absolute minimum. A single material (concrete) is deployed throughout with tremendous effect. Silver birches soften tough exteriors. Boarded formwork joints part and make way for inset plumbing pipes, which become sculptural – a bas-relief of utility. Daylight scuds across knobbly bare walls. An elemental concrete stair leads one up to a vaulted hall. A simple round skylight recalls the moon. Modest pavers lead the eye and the inhabitant deeper into the forest glade.

Even the outdoor dunny is achingly beautiful.

 

Atelier Hermann Rosa in Munich, Germany | Yellowtrace.

Atelier Hermann Rosa in Munich, Germany | Yellowtrace.

Atelier Hermann Rosa in Munich, Germany | Yellowtrace.

Atelier Hermann Rosa in Munich, Germany | Yellowtrace.

Photography by Jürg Zimmermann.
Images courtesy of Atelier Rosa.

 

The simplest steel-framed doors and windows set the concrete off just beautifully.

Disposed and dispersed through it all is the work of Hermann Rosa, a man about whose work I know nothing, wish I knew more of, but who left the world in his studio, a perfect, perfect place.

Ende.

Text by Luke Moloney for Yellowtrace.


Atelier Hermann Rosa in Munich, Germany | Yellowtrace.

Image courtesy of Atelier Rosa.

 

The Atelier is open to visitors by appointment.
To make a booking call +49 89 530053 or email rosa@lcm.de

Atelier Hermann Rosa
Osterwaldstrasse 89, 80331 München (map)

 


[Images courtesy of Atelier Rosa.]

 

About The Author

Luke Moloney
Contributor

Luke is an architect from Sydney who has travelled extensively throughout Australia, Western Europe and Southern Africa. He has a deep appreciation of Scandinavian architecture and design, and a love of architectural history in general. He believes that the best design is beautiful and accessible, uncomplicated, and a pleasure. Luke buys far too many books, and in his spare time wonders if he has what it takes to be ‘Detail’ magazine’s first cover model.

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