029 APARTMENT BUILDING ALONG A PARTY WALL

029
Apartment Building along a Party Wall
Hebelstrasse, Basel, Switzerland
Competition 1984, realization 1987-1988

The new apartment building continues the grain of the quarter’s courtyard development, extending the
façade of the existing wing. With the party wall forming the new apartment building’s eastern side, the organization of the rooms follows the linear configuration that contains a central staircase. Both the attic
and the southern end of the building are treated as more independent configurationally elements, marked by slender supports and continuous glazing.

The lower two floors are entirely clad with oak panels that form, together with the turned oak columns, a “surface” with varying depth, a kind of timber spatial layer between interior (living room) and exterior (garden).
Herzog & de Meuron, 1988

FACTS

Herzog & de Meuron Team:
Partners: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron
Project Architect: Mario Meier
Project Team: Michael Smolenicki

Client:
Hochbauamt Basel-Stadt, Basel, Switzerland

Planning:
Construction Management: Mario Meier
Structural Engineering: Helmut Pauli, Ingenieurbüro Schaub, Basel, Switzerland

Building Data:
Building Footprint: 204sqm / 2,195sqft
Gross Floor Area (GF): 840sqm / 9,041sqft

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Chinese ed. Beijing, China Architecture & Building Press, 2010. Vol. No. 1.

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2nd rev. ed. Madrid, Arquitectura Viva, 2007.

Fernando Márquez Cecilia, Richard Levene (Eds.): El Croquis. Herzog & de Meuron 1981-2000. Between the Face and the Landscape. The Cunning of Cosmetics. Entre el Rostro y el Paisaje. La Astucia de la Cosmética.
2nd adv. and rev. ed. Vol. No. 60+84, Madrid, El Croquis, 2005.

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Edited by: Philip Ursprung. Exh. Cat. Herzog & de Meuron. Archaeology of the Mind. Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. 23 October 2002 - 6 April 2003. 2nd ed. Baden, Lars Müller, 2005.

Herzog & de Meuron. Naturgeschichte.
Edited by: Philip Ursprung. Exh. Cat. Herzog & de Meuron. Archaeology of the Mind. Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. 23 October 2002 - 6 April 2003. 2nd ed. Baden, Lars Müller, 2005.

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Jacques Herzog: Recent Work of Herzog & de Meuron.
In: Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Ed.). Columbia Documents of Architecture and Theory. Vol. No. 4, New York, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, 1995. pp. 5-25.

Martin Steinmann: Das!. Zu zwei neuen Werken.
In: Verlegergemeinschaft Werk, Bauen + Wohnen (Ed.). Werk, Bauen + Wohnen. Die 60er, danach und heute. Les Années 60, après et aujourd'hui. The Sixties - Results and Influences. Vol. No. 9, Zurich, Wohnen+Bauen GmbH, 09.1989. pp. 44-57.