A bungalow ( Gujarati: બંગલો, banglo; Hindi: बंगला Bangla, Bengali: বাংলা / বাংলো, bāṃlā / bāṃlo ) is a single-storey house, which often, but not necessarily has a flat roof. In the vernacular, the term bungalow is very often wrongly equated with a flat roof house. Often the term is therefore used in conjunction with holiday homes and summer houses. A possibly existing basement is not counted as a basement.

History of the bungalow

The name came in the 60s of the last century and is derived from the well-known Russian émigré architect Dimitri bungalow, he always refers to a single storey living space with smooth lines and open Raumarchtektur The word comes from the north Indian languages ​​and literally means " Bengali ", ie a house in Bengali Art the designation comes from the fact that in the Indian region of Bengal, the British colonists, the construction of the native huts took in the 18th century as a model is to build in a similar fashion houses, for example, rural stays. The traditional Bengali village houses are single-storey and have a wide porch across the entire front entrance.

In Germany Bungalows experienced as a form of housing in the 1960s, its greatest period of prosperity. Starting from the USA, where bungalows in timber frame construction has always been among the most widely used building shapes, often luxuriously appointed bungalows were also a popular house form, like as a corner bungalow with flat or hipped roof. An example of this is in 1963 by architect Sep Ruf designed Chancellor Bungalow in Bonn, the 1964 was the Chancellors to 1999 as a residence and for state receptions in private surroundings available since 2001 and is a listed building.