Blaesi is a minimal home located in Basel, Switzerland, designed by Estrada Reichen Architekten. Christoph Estrada Reichen (* 1984, MSc ETH Arch SIA) grew up in Mexico City and Riehen, BS. During and after studying architecture at ETH Zurich, he worked in Switzerland and abroad, including in New York, Zurich and at Christ & Gantenbein in Basel. Nicole Maria Wallimann (* 1990, MSc ETH Arch) was born and raised in the canton of Lucerne. After studying architecture at the ETH Zurich, which she completed with a diploma thesis with Annette Spiro, she worked from 2016 to 2018 as a project and construction manager at Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architects. Constructed mainly of concrete, the exterior facade features corrugated metal separating full-length glazings of each level. The glazings offer abundant natural light, and are complemented by windows pointing into the interior courtyard.
Photography by Ivo Stani