christ.christ associated architects: house S
christ.christ associated architects: house S christ.christ associated architects: house S
nov 28, 2011

christ.christ associated architects: house S

‘house S’ by christ.christ associated architects, wiesbaden, germany image © thomas herrmann all images courtesy of christ.christ associated architects

german practice christ.christ associated architects have completed ‘house S’, an upgrade to a bungalow constructed in the 1960s by wilfried hilger in weisbaden, germany. to add space to the single family residence, three separate boxes connected with a channel glass corridor were placed upon the flat cantilevered roof. the arrangement generates open-air terraces with diverse atmospheres including a stone-paved courtyard with a pine tree, a meadow with an apple tree and a wooden planked patio with a magnolia.

aerial view of the house image © thomas herrmann

to enter, dwellers pass a small entry garden with a tree which grows through a void found in the overhead canopy. the original walls which were originally found on the ground level were removed to create a large open room with a central kitchen.

view of roof-top boxes from the side of the house image © thomas herrmann

(left) side elevation (right) driveway / garden images © thomas herrmann

aerial view of front yard and entrance image © thomas herrmann

(left) roof top meadow (right) front door images © thomas herrmann

entry veranda image © thomas herrmann

portal to ground level living space image © thomas herrmann

living room and kitchen image © thomas herrmann

elimination of wall creates large and spacious ground floor image © thomas herrmann

stairs image © thomas herrmann

central stair images © thomas herrmann

upper level glass corridor image © thomas herrmann

upper level corridor connecting the separate rooms image © thomas herrmann

(left) bathroom (right) concealed storage within wall images © thomas herrmann

(left) shower / tub (right) view of roof courtyard from bathroom images © thomas herrmann

image © thomas herrmann

image © thomas herrmann

image © thomas herrmann

view of roof courtyard from bedroom image © thomas herrmann

at night image © thomas herrmann

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1


conceptual diagram

conceptual diagram

conceptual diagram

conceptual diagram

project info:

client: private size of the plot: 873 m² living space: 452 m² start of construction: 06/2010 completion: 07/2011 design: roger christ assistants: ronni neuber, julia url structural engineering: schmitt + thielmann und partner | wiesbaden photographer: thomas herrmann | stuttgart

  • The concept is poor!!!

    seen many other better greenroofs says:
  • Really a nice idea…

    Moniruzzaman Mondal says:
  • Very Very nice…!

    Ati says:
  • I see a lot of Villa Savoye in this house

    ritsma says:
  • I see a lot of Villa Savoye in this house

    ritsma says:
  • When can I move in? Enough of everything a person needs / wants. Thank you.

    Jeep of Waterford says:

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