imaginary lines barth interior construction

with christian schwienbacher

a new office corpus was added to the existing shop floor planned in the 1960s by othmar barth for his company. the barth company is well-known for their high-quality craftsmanship and, among other things, offers architects comprehensive support during interior construction projects. these individual characteristics were taken into account in the new structure’s form. the three-story building stands freely in a defined area, solely touching its edges with single parts at various levels. an hexagon with numerous “arms” is the underlying form. indoors, various materials blend together. a glassed area separates the new building from the existing shop floor, acting as a seam between the old and the new. the work of art “large sculpture for small balcony” is displayed on one of the protruding “arms” of the office sculpture.

barth interior construction