München, Haus H by Titus Bernhard Architekten

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Location: Munich, Germany

Year: 2015


Architects: Titus Bernhard Architekten

Photography: © Jens Weber

Within the framework of a heterogeneous villa construction and restrictive site occupancy indexes and floor space ratios in the south of Munich, “Haus H” completely exploits all parameters and radiates friendliness to its surroundings.
The L-shaped site develops generously as a free floor plan in the spirit of the classical villa tradition from the north-east as a frame, but nevertheless as a gesture of openness around the site and its garden. In the process, the villa follows the guiding theme of “stacked cubes”, playing freely with a Jura-clad ground floor and brightly plastered offset units in the upper floor.
The creative design decisions always follow the dialectic principles “structure versus area”, “open versus closed”, “heavy versus light”, “nature versus artefact”, “few openings to north and east versus generous glazing to south and west” etc.…
Street access to the house entrance takes the form of a path along a narrow Pond.
All design elements have a meaningful function:
The sleeping quarters, “offset” to the south with a large overhang, assume the task of an entrance canopy. The slanting incisions and openings elevate the plastic-sculptural building shape and automatically provide a structural solar protection without additional shadowing measures.
The carefully reduced detail, characterised by a minimum of materials, is continued in the interior. Bronze-finished brass for gates and doors create “significance” in their interaction with natural stone and plaster.

Titus Bernhard Architekten

© Jens Weber
© Jens Weber
© Jens Weber
© Jens Weber
© Jens Weber
© Jens Weber
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© Jens Weber

Photos © Jens Weber courtesy of Titus Bernhard Architekten


Titus Bernhard Architekten


Titus Bernhard has been active nationally and internationally since 1995 with his spectacular architectural projects. A concentration on the essential and a minimalistic architectural language distinguish all the work of his office, combined with the highest standards of manual and aesthetic qualities. His architecture develops from classical modernism to an autonomous phenomenological architectural language. “Haus 9×9” attracted enormous attention from areas far outside the architecture world, just as his more recent “Haus M” and “Haus 11×11”. Among his awards: the Erich-Schelling Medal 2006, the BDA Prize in Bavaria 2006, best architects awards 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, as well as exhibitions at AEDES in Berlin, 2004 and 2013, Architekturgalerie Munich and the galerie d’architecture in Paris, plus two appearances at the Biennale in Venice. Titus Bernhard belongs to the young avant-garde in Germany. From 2005 to 2007, he was visiting professor for design and construction at the Constance University of Applied Sciences (HTWG Konstanz).


Titus Bernhard Architekten
Provinostraße 52
Martinipark – Gebäude B2
D – 86153 Augsburg
Fon +49 821 599 605-0
Fax +49 821 599 605-10


Titus Bernhard Architekten


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