merki schmid architekten realizes private home in gelterkinden, switzerland
merki schmid architekten realizes private home in gelterkinden, switzerland merki schmid architekten realizes private home in gelterkinden, switzerland
mar 09, 2016

merki schmid architekten realizes private home in gelterkinden, switzerland

merki schmid architekten realizes private home in gelterkinden, switzerland
all images courtesy of merki schmid architekten




concrete and glass meet in the latest residence by merki schmid architekten, in the gently rolling hills of gelterkinden in the upper basel biets of switzerland. situated diagonally to the slope, the home is divided into three levels that visually anchor the volume, and serve as a basis for organization internally.

exterior at night




the home’s garage splits the lower level, breaking the mass into a more digestible form. a main entrance is located on the ground floor (middle), which was devised as a free-standing, predominately glassed-in area. the top floor is small comparatively, but provides proper privacy for the master bed and bathroom, as well as a large roof terrace with water-lily pond and fireplace. accordingly, various public spaces are placed within the lower two levels including the bathroom, kitchen, billiards room, office, and more.

merki schmid architekten home gelterkinden switzerland
intersection of interior and exterior


merki schmid architekten home gelterkinden switzerland
stairwell and lighting environment

merkischmiddesignboom06raw concrete interior elements

master bath

merki schmid architekten home gelterkinden switzerland
overlooking the city

basement plan

ground floor

top floor plan




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