Haus Ungar / Hoffmann Architekt

© Hermann Rupp

Architects: Hoffmann Architekt
Location: Wiggensbach,
Architects in Charge: Rainer Hoffmann, Peter Fakler
Sponsor: Dietmar and Lorella Ungar
Structural design: Florian Diepolder, Kempten
Electrical design: Rainer Babl, Regensburg
Heating, ventilation, sanitation planning: Sebastian Wegmann Rettenbach
Gross Floor Area: 191 sqm
Budget: 240,000 €
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Hermann Rupp

© Hermann Rupp

The House of the Ungar in Wiggensbach was for Architect Rainer Hoffmann and Architect Peter Fakler a challenge because it had to be implemented with a minimum budget of 240,000 €. It was also the first project realized by his own studio.

ground floor plan

The view is an essential element of the design. The south facade, completely in glass, opens to a mountain scene. The other sides are closed as much as possible. The second dominant design principle is the reduction. It resulted partially from the limited budget and from the desire of the client to live in clear minimalist forms. The garage closes a three-sided protected courtyard, a transition zone before entering the house. In the underground there are rooms for three children and one guest. The groundfloor is the living room for parents and common area. The balcony is inline with the entire south facade and is protected by the overhanging roof, therefore expanding the living area to the outside. The foundation floor is a Steel- construction with stacked walls in Wood frame construction (large prefabricated pieces) highly isolated.

Cite: "Haus Ungar / Hoffmann Architekt" 13 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 May 2015. <>
  • Andreas

    a delicious house!

  • a watcher

    boring,boring…why it here?

    • Th

      Because it’s a house and it’s architecture! Why do you ask and why are you here?! You bore me!

  • Thomas

    Please loose those darned Twitter “comments”!

  • up_today_arch

    Good piece of architecture… Tradishional roof and cool look. It sits perfect in the enviroment.

  • bLogHouse

    The labeling of the levels is incorrect – “obergeschoss” means “upper floor”.

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