ARCHIPENDIUM von Architekten für Architekten



Project Description

Situated in an industrial zone on Munich’s north side, the building hosts production and office spaces for the “Textilmacher”, a company which specialises in printed fabrics and embroidery.
Its iconic feature is the geometrically folded facade, which deforms the simple rectangular cubature by an animated play of light and shadow. The matt bright surface of the anthracite pigmented concrete responds to its environment. Depending on the season, time of day, weather, and light incidence, the facade continuously changes its appearance and character.

Modularity, a short construction period, and financial benefits led to the selection of a pre-cast concrete facade with core insulation. All together only four different formworks were built.
The mounting sequences were carefully planned, allowing the elements to be fitted one in another like a puzzle.

To leave as little carbon footprint as possible, the waste heat of the production units is being reclaimed by heat exchangers and reused in the building by the screed heating.




  • Munich
  • Germany
Completion: 2013
Used materials
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Concrete

Type of Building

Architect Office