Mobile sundeck that pop out of a skylight
Mobile sundeck that pop out of a skylight © Jörg Hempel
Beach chair on the roof for taking micro holidays
Beach chair on the roof for taking micro holidays © Jörg Hempel
Micro holidays within urban environment
Micro holidays within urban environment © Jörg Hempel
Sundeck and yellow parasol
Sundeck and yellow parasol © Jörg Hempel
Sequence
Sequence © Jörg Hempel
Mobile bathtub
Mobile bathtub © Jörg Hempel
Circulation and hidden bathroom
Circulation and hidden bathroom © Jörg Hempel
Double skylight and glass floor
Double skylight and glass floor © Jörg Hempel
Aerial view urban beach
Aerial view urban beach © Jörg Hempel

Projektteam

Gerhard Kalhöfer, David Ebel, Johannes Haucke

Bauherr

Privat

Stadt

Köln

Beteiligte

Lichtplanung: Silvia Quintiliani - Dinnebier Licht GmbH, Tragwerksplanung: Prof. Arne Künstler - Imagine Structure GmbH

Datum

2018

Bildrechte

Jörg Hempel

Urban Beach - Roof extension in a center row house

An unused attic space in a typical mid-terrace house from the 1950s was to be expanded. The settlement and the house are under monument protection. A low room height and the monument preservation requirement to allow only small-format roof openings limited the scope for design. The initial situation therefore initially promised conventional room solutions.
The situation was like in Jacques Tati’s film “Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot” who was the last to arrive at his hotel on the Atlantic coast at the end of the day and only got one room under the roof - cramped, but with a view.

The challenge was to compensate for the spatial and legal restrictions and to offer an open, sky-oriented space with diverse uses and intense atmospheres. The existing deficits should be viewed positively and the deficiency should create a new quality that creates associations with a vacation-like and sun-drenched place.