Luca Selva Architects

Luca Selva Architects

Eight Houses and a Pavilion

Eight exemplary new housing projects by Luca Selva Architects



Title Information

Edited by Christoph Wieser. With essays by Helmuth Pauli, Martin Rauch, Luca Selva, and Christoph Wieser, and a conversation between Daniel Buchner, Luca Selva, and Christoph Wieser

1st edition

, 2014

Text English and German


96 pages, 94 color and 73 b/w illustrations and plans

23 x 32 cm

ISBN 978-3-906027-56-2


Single family houses have been among Luca Selva’s chief interests in his work from the beginning as means for research on questions of space, typology, design, and architectural phenomenology in general. Specific topics and problems are investigated for the first time with this type of building, and solutions found are picked-up again and developed further in other projects of varied kind and dimension.

Since 1991 Luca Selva Architects have realized a range of highly interesting projects, including semi-detached double-family homes, a house for an art collector, a house with artist’s studio, or a multi-generation home. The new book presents comprehensively and compares nine of these buildings. They are documented with images, floor and site plans, sections, and elevations. The essays look at the single family home as an architectural task and discuss questions of design in the context of historical and contemporary positions.

Authors & Editors

Daniel Buchner

Helmuth Pauli

Martin Rauch

Luca Selva

, born 1962, graduated in architecture from ETH Zurich and established his own studio in Basel in 1991. He is also a professor of architecture at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.

Christoph Wieser

 took his degree in architecture from ETH Zurich and a has done his PhD at the Ecole Polytéchnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He works as an architectural critic and researcher and also lectures a various Swiss universities of applied sciences.