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maarc studio is an architecture and design office based in Berlin, Germany. Founded by architect and designer Marcel Holmberg in 2009, our studio has over 15 years of experience working on diverse projects across Asia, Europe, and South America. Our team is passionate about creating beautiful, functional and sustainable designs. We believe in constant innovation and exploration, utilizing cutting-edge technology and design methodologies.

 

Saipan Villa Proposal 2016

 

Situated within the Northern Mariana Islands, reflects the evolution of tourism and residential architecture in this region. 

With an area of 1,200 square meters, it´s design is rooted in simplicity, deriving its form from a basic cube sliced into four strips to delineate various functional areas and privacy levels. The focal point of the villa is its central garden, offering a tranquil retreat for visitors amidst the bustling atmosphere of Saipan. Additionally, the incorporation of double-height spaces provides captivating vistas of the Saipan coastline, integrating the natural beauty of the surroundings into the living space.

Strategically positioned, with an extended frontal orientation with views towards the beach, this maximizes its visual connection to the shoreline. Meanwhile, service areas are discreetly located at the rear, ensuring a seamless blend of aesthetics and functionality.


In essence, our Saipan Villa represents a harmonious blend of architectural raw simplicity and landscape appreciation. As a symbol of luxury living in the Northern Mariana Islands, it embodies a quiet lifestyle amidst the dynamic backdrop of Saipan’s evolving landscape. 

Iceland Greenhouse Restaurant Competition Proposal 2022

 

The competition requested a concept for a restaurant that combines organic, indoor farming with a uniquely Icelandic aesthetic.

 

The design concept for our proposal revolves around integrating various functional elements within the natural landscape. Starting with the core structure and shape of a common pitched roof greenhouse, the design expands into a 2000 square meter ring element.

Its modular approach allows for an easy construction process and flexible program arrangement, maximizing viewing possibilities and daylight while the hovering disc minimizes excavation costs. The ring design is a simple shape that relates to the surrounding landscapes while providing a protected space.

 

The circular layout creates a central outdoor space ideal for gatherings around a fireplace, offering a unique setting for events. By pulling the facade up slightly we framed the key vista: the HVERFJALL volcano.

The design enhances the connection between built environment and its surroundings utilizing materials like charred wood for its durability and relation to the volcano’s aesthetics.

 

Holzbau

Berlin Holzbau Concept

June 2023

The design of a prototype building for Berlin, constructed primarily of wood / engineered timber. We focused on sustainability and minimal environmental impact, with natural materials and an energy efficient system.

The form follows the structural capabilities of wood while allowing for open, flexible spaces that could suit both residential and office uses. We aimed for an aesthetic that would showcase wood as a sophisticated, contemporary building material.

 

Berlin Neubau

Berlin Neubau Concept

May 2023

Berlin

Berlin Altbau Concept

May 2023

immobilien visualisierung

Concept lakehouse 

May 2023

Photography

Gangxia North Station opens to public

October 2022

Kunst

Iceland Greenhouse Restaurant Shortlisted 

September 2022 

architekt einfamilienhaus

Saipan Villa proposal 

Villa proposal in the Island of Saipan, 
Northern Mariana Islands. 

Atrium Render

Gangxia North Transport Hub design finished

Five subway lines intersect in this massive Transportation Hub located in Shenzhen. 

bürogebäude architektur

Xiamen Wu Yuan Wan South 

Competition proposal for a 300.000sqm mixed use Transport Oriented Development.

bürogebäude architektur

Changsha Xiang River Museum 

Museum concept  in Changsha.