© Rita Palanikumar

House in Balsthal by Pascal Flammer

Stood alone at the center of a large meadow in a romantic castle ruins, the House in Balsthal is a sweet home built by Swiss architect Pascal Flammer who lives there with his girlfriend and young son.

Architects: Pascal Flammer
Location: Balsthal, Solothurn, Switzerland
Photography: Ioana Marinescu, Rita Palanikumar

House in Balsthal by Pascal Flammer
© Ioana Marinescu
House in Balsthal by Pascal Flammer
© Ioana Marinescu
House in Balsthal by Pascal Flammer
© Ioana Marinescu

Everything is made of wood, this house was transversely divided into two parts connected through a metal spiral staircase in the center of house.

© Rita Palanikumar
© Rita Palanikumar
© Rita Palanikumar
© Rita Palanikumar

The ground floor is just one large room consist of kitchen, dining area and living space. No walls, large windows open to the unobstructed view of the landscape surrounding it. The window sills are also sliding panel in which the whole household is storage space.

© Ioana Marinescu
© Ioana Marinescu
© Ioana Marinescu
© Ioana Marinescu

The upper floor served as private space such as bedroom,bathroom and dressing room, from one room to another just like in a palace.

© Rita Palanikumar
© Rita Palanikumar
© Ioana Marinescu
© Ioana Marinescu