The Baselstrasse House stands on a deep parcel of land bordering on a pedestrian underpass next to a quiet road. A massive ceiling covering the ground floor extends well beyond the front walls of the house creating the necessary distance to the nearby road. The three-storey construction is accentuated by subtle offsets in the façade of the house.
The main building materials are deliberately left visible and give the house a slightly archaic and honest feel. Based on the traditional double-pitch construction, the large roof generously covers the entire structure, protecting the façade on all four sides. With its exposed rafters and guttering the corrugated roof is one of the stand-out characteristics of this building.