Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten: Neubau Wohnhaus Thommy - best architects 12

Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten

Neubau Wohnhaus Thommy

best architects 12

single family homes


Basel | Schweiz



Ruedi Walti


A single-storey house, an outdoor swimming pool, a small outbuilding and the surrounding wall running westwards and southwards made from a diverse range of stone combine to form a harmonious whole. A large, well-established group of trees creates the first impression, with the surrounding wall leading visitors to the entrance on the eastern site. The house has been positioned with an east/west alignment above the basement of the previous structure and is characterised by a generously lit central living/eating and music room with free-standing kitchen area at its heart. Smaller rooms are connected to the living area in the north and south wings of the property, including offices, bedrooms and bathrooms. To reinforce the minimalist shapes, the windows on each façade combine to create a unified glazed frontage. In all directions, interior and exterior areas interact in different ways. To underscore the monolithic expression of the individual stones, the house and the orangery have been designed with pigmented insulating concrete, and the same pigment has also been used for the swimming pool and perimeter wall.