This modern horizontal house designed by Luca Selva Architects located in Lupsingen, near Basel in Switzerland. A private house – slate-clad roof and facade, windows and skylights dotting a low profile, minimalist design. An interior courtyard provides a surprise retreat into the outdoors, with rooms radiating out from this central focal point. This courtyard house design features sliding-glass doors that open onto the patio, bringing the outdoors into virtually every part of the house. This contemporary private house contradiction with the pastoral surroundings.
Architect: Luca Selva Architects
Location: Lupsingen near Basel, Switzerland
Project year: 2004-2005
Project architect: Christoph Rothenhöfer
Civil engineer: Bitterli + Partner Ingenieure AG, Gelterkinden, Switzerland
Building physicist: reber.physics, Riehen, Switzerland
Photographs: Ruedi Walti, Menga von Sprecher