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House S / Roger Christ

  • 00:00 - 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

  • Category

  • Assistants

    Ronni Neuber, Julia Url
  • Structural Engineering

    Schmitt + Thielmann und Partner
  • Area

    452.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. 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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Cite: "House S / Roger Christ" 20 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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