Haus Balma

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Commercial
  • Company/Firm
    Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Lead Designer
    Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Design Team
    Kengo Kuma, Yuki Ikeguchi
  • Architect
    Kengo Kuma & Associates, Spreiter AG
  • Interior Designer
    Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Lighting Designer
  • Const. Company
    Truffer AG
  • Photographer Credit
    Naaro, Sebastian Stumpf, Paul Clemens, Daniela Derungs
  • Location
    Vals, Switzerland
  • Client
    Truffer AG
  • Project Date
    June 2022
  • Project Link

More than 10 years ago, we decided to build a new commercial and residential building in Vals, in the mountains of Grisons, Switzerland. As a company that has been involved in stone and its diverse applications in architecture for generations, finding the right architect was a major undertaking. We aimed to create a building that seamlessly blends into our traditional mountain village, without being perceived as completely out of place.
Simultaneously, we aspired to build a house that incorporates new, unconventional forms and innovative material applications while maintaining harmony with nature and its surroundings. Particularly, we wanted our stone to play a central role in creating harmony alongside other materials such as wood, metal and glass. In Kengo Kuma we found the perfect architect to transform our dreams into reality.