Architects: Roger Christ
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
Assistants: Ronni Neuber, Julia Url
Structural Engineering: Schmitt + Thielmann und Partner
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 452 sqm
Photographs: Thomas Herrmann

Built in the 60′s by architect Wilfried Hilger for his family, House S was recently redesigned by German studio Roger Christ. The existing single-level bungalow was cleverly transformed into a two-story contemporary residence. Located in Wiesbaden, Germany, the modern dwelling is a masterpiece of contemporary urban developments, creating a balanced volumetric architecture that allows further building if necessary. “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. 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. 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.”