$200 per night

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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A playful plywood addition brings the house-within-a-house concept to a family-run hotel in Berlin.

If you're on the hunt for a quirky place to stay the next time you're in Berlin, the city's hip Michelberger Hotel has you covered. Housed in a converted 20th-century factory building, this family-fun hotel has long been a favorite of travelers and art enthusiasts for its design-led rooms and cozy, home-away-from-home atmosphere.

While the entire six-room hotel boasts character, it's Room 304 that people can't seem to get enough of. Designed by Danish architect Sigurd Larsen, this self-contained suite features a wooden playhouse-like volume, guaranteed to ignite guests' sense of exploration and imagination.

Modern home with Bedroom, Pendant Lighting, Bed, Wall Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. As soon as you enter the Hideout suite, it becomes evident the room has been built on ideas of customization and comfort. Comprised of two sleeping areas, a sauna, kitchen, and bathroom, guests can rest assured knowing they will have all the needed amenities for a unique stay. Photo  of Michelberger HotelView Photos

As soon as you enter the Hideout suite, it becomes evident the room has been built on ideas of customization and comfort. Comprised of two sleeping areas, a sauna, kitchen, and bathroom, guests can rest assured knowing they will have all the needed amenities for a unique stay.

Modern home with Bedroom, Light Hardwood Floor, and Pendant Lighting. From design conception to final construction, the playhouse project took one year to complete. Photo 2 of Michelberger HotelView Photos

From design conception to final construction, the playhouse project took one year to complete.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Light Hardwood Floor, and Wall Lighting. The architect, Sigurd Larsen, aligned the openings in the walls to maximize natural light in the room. The folding doors, hatches, and windows of varying shapes and sizes encourage play.

"With this room you get a whole house," says Larsen. "Pure and calm from the outside, the many doors and windows reveal a warm wooden interior." Photo 3 of Michelberger HotelView Photos

The architect, Sigurd Larsen, aligned the openings in the walls to maximize natural light in the room. The folding doors, hatches, and windows of varying shapes and sizes encourage play.

"With this room you get a whole house," says Larsen. "Pure and calm from the outside, the many doors and windows reveal a warm wooden interior."

Modern home with Doors, Interior, Swing Door Type, and Wood. This playhouse-like area is extremely customizable. Guests can personalize their stay by selecting which of the compartments they choose to use, leave open, or close.

The 540-square-foot structure is cladded with a crisp, whitewashed exterior that contrasts beautifully with the timber interior. Thanks to the clean lines and minimalist design, the suite has a sophisticated aesthetic. Photo 4 of Michelberger HotelView Photos

This playhouse-like area is extremely customizable. Guests can personalize their stay by selecting which of the compartments they choose to use, leave open, or close.

The 540-square-foot structure is cladded with a crisp, whitewashed exterior that contrasts beautifully with the timber interior. Thanks to the clean lines and minimalist design, the suite has a sophisticated aesthetic.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Light Hardwood Floor, and Wall Lighting. There is also a staircase that leads to a second bedroom and hammock/sitting area. The slight changes in elevation help to create added visual interest within the suite.

To round out the house-like appearance, Larsen refers to the space around the wooden volume as the "outside garden," which is complete with a rain shower and step-down tub. Photo 5 of Michelberger HotelView Photos

There is also a staircase that leads to a second bedroom and hammock/sitting area. The slight changes in elevation help to create added visual interest within the suite.

To round out the house-like appearance, Larsen refers to the space around the wooden volume as the "outside garden," which is complete with a rain shower and step-down tub.

Modern home with Doors, Interior, Folding Door Type, and Wood. The doors close flush against the facade. Photo 6 of Michelberger HotelView Photos

The doors close flush against the facade.

Top-down view of The Garden Room. Photo 7 of Michelberger Hotel modern homeView Photos

Top-down view of The Garden Room.

The Garden Room floor plans. Photo 8 of Michelberger Hotel modern homeView Photos

The Garden Room floor plans.

Credits

Posted By
Architect
  • Sigurd Larsen Design & Architecture
Interior Design
  • Sigurd Larsen Design & Architecture
Builder
  • Kathrein Tischlerei
Photographer
  • Rita Lino
  • James Pfaff

Overview

Structure
  • Hotel
  • Year
  • 2009
  • Press