Schmidlin House, Wahlen near Laufen

Herbert Gruber
Written by Herbert Gruber

Interesting load-bearing straw bale building with large bales on the ground floor and small bales on the upper floor.

Key data

City:LaufenCompletion:2005Type of Construction:load bearing straw baleDesign/ArchitectureWerner SchmidtStraw Builder:Werner SchmidtPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Photocredit:Werner Schmidt
Residential acreage:160m2U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Load Bearing Big Bale, Load Bearing Straw Bale, Projects Switzerland,
More about this Straw Bale House

Interesting load-bearing straw bale building with large bales on the ground floor and small bales on the upper floor (see the different wall thicknesses). The glazed south façade is a timber frame. The roof is also insulated with straw bales.

About the author

Herbert Gruber

Herbert Gruber

Herbert is author of the book "Neues Bauen mit Stroh in Europa" (New Building with Straw in Europe), head of the austrian strawbale network ASBN and partner in the Leonardo-project "STEP" (Strawbale Training for European Professionals) and the Erasmus project "BuildStraw Pro" (a project to get formal national recognition of the training) and "Make your City Smart". As a collector he documents European straw bale buildings since 1999 on his website (database, german), in lectures, workshops and books.