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House S / Roger Christ

  • 01:00 - 20 November, 2011
House S / Roger Christ
House S / Roger Christ, © Thomas Herrmann
© Thomas Herrmann

© Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann +47

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Assistants

    Ronni Neuber, Julia Url
  • Structural Engineering

    Schmitt + Thielmann und Partner
  • Area

    452.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. This specific construction assignment is a central topic of today's urban development: the roof area as building site which can be covered with independent buildings – urban compression by utilization of roof areas as valuable building land.


Thereby the architect is always confronted with the question of how to handle with the existing building in a contemporary sense. In the case of House S a 60´s bungalow, built by interior architect Wilfried Hilger for himself and his family.

© Thomas Herrmann
© Thomas Herrmann

Due to space limitations the new owners, a family of four, decided to heightening the existing bungalow and furthermore to renovate the basic structure. To keep the bungalow’s typical character three single boxes were placed on a cantilevered flat roof, which are connected only by a glass corridor.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The new structure creates zones with different qualities: in the south-west a meadow with a small apple tree, in the north a stone paved courtyard with a pine tree and in the east a roof terrace with a magnolia. In one of the new boxes the master bedroom, dressing room and bath room is located. The two other boxes function as personal living room and home office for the landlords.

© Thomas Herrmann
© Thomas Herrmann

In the first floor nearly all walls and installations were removed, so that a large living room could be created. An open kitchen was placed in the midst of that living area. This floor additionally includes the children’s rooms with dressing room and bathroom.

© Thomas Herrmann
© Thomas Herrmann

In the ground floor a guest room and an additional apartment is located. By the usage of triple glazed windows and highly effective insulation an energetically optimized building could be realized.

© Thomas Herrmann
© Thomas Herrmann

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jammyd · October 26, 2012

and that 'POST'/ column in the middle of the space, bad planning

jammyd · October 26, 2012

the junction between the bathroom and the kids room looks awkward

sarah rayhane · January 30, 2012

je suis une étudiante en architecture et j'ai pris la maison R de christ Roger comme exemple pour mon projet de maison individuelle ce qu'il me faut c'est la biographie de l’architecte alors s.v.p si vous pouvez m'aider j'attend vos repenses merci

Nathalie Zegarra · December 16, 2011

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Red Wolf · November 24, 2011

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jaime fuentes · November 23, 2011

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Jacob Winfield · November 23, 2011

Favorite house this week.

Most Shared · November 22, 2011
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Dennis Moss Jnr · November 22, 2011

excuse me if i sound like a complete idiot, but has this been built yet? these are renderings right? they're just so darn good these days...

daniella molina · November 22, 2011

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RENarch · November 22, 2011

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Andy Duck · November 22, 2011

RT @ArchDaily House S by Roger Christ – clever vertical extension of 60s German bungalow

Carlos González · November 22, 2011

RT @ArchDaily: House S / Roger Christ #architecture // Green house!!!!

Janette · November 21, 2011

this house reminds me of the Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier

Xurxo · November 22, 2011 10:44 AM

I posted this on Facebook mentioning the same observation as Janette. I had the same feeling from this project.


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