Fröhlich Gassner Architekten: Kleine Bleibe - best architects 24 in gold

Fröhlich Gassner Architekten

Kleine Bleibe

best architects 24 in gold

single family homes


Wiesbaden, Germany


Celia Uhalde


Tradition meets philosophy

The Kleine Bleibe, or small abode, is an ensemble of three houses: two cabins and a sauna. Each of these is unique. The philosophy they stand for and the local surroundings are reflected in the architecture, comprising well-thought-out details and made with passion.  


Historical timber-frame houses are in keeping with the character of the immediate surroundings. The solid foundation and black wooden façade pay homage to traditional architecture and imbed the ensemble into the neighbourhood, while remaining proudly distinct.  

Face to face with nature  

To maximise the beautiful views, the height and positions of the cabins are well balanced so that one can always see the stunning landscape.  

Environment protection  

Beautiful old trees line the area around the cabins, which were carefully placed so that the plum and walnut trees were not compromised.  

Robust and sustainable manufacturing  

The cabins were built to be robust as well as sustainable. Walls, ceilings and roofs are made of cross- laminated timber. Inside are solid wood floorboards, polished screed and water-resistant tiles. Outside, all paths, terraces and parking areas are designed for optimal drainage.