Herzog & de Meuron
Project
1983
Realization
1984

Sited along the northern side of a small corner plot in a suburban settlement, the elongated house negotiates the slope to contain a principal floor with the veterinary surgery, the principal living quarters and two garages. Public access is possible via the angled staircase and the pavement along the garages. This lower spine of circulation is similar to the loggias of the Photographic Studio Frei (082) and the indoor and open-air swimming pool in Riehen (085).

Though the building bears many conventional elements, replete with its cement render, the head-like west façade may evoke zoomorphic associations, whereas the detailing of such things as the balustrade and canopy counterbalance the otherwise solid volume of the main configuration.

Herzog & de Meuron, 1988

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Drawings

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Team

Facts

Planning
Construction Management: Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd., Basel, Switzerland
Structural Engineering: Helmut Pauli, Ingenieurbüro Schaub, Basel, Switzerland
Building Data
Site Area: 10'473 sqft, 973 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 2'852 sqft, 265 sqm
Footprint: 1'905 sqft, 177 sqm
Gross volume (GV): 41'847 cbft, 1'185 cbm

Bibliography

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.

Wilfried Wang: “Herzog & de Meuron.” 3rd adv. and rev. ed. Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 1998. (= Studiopaperback).

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 1978-1988. Das Gesamtwerk. Band 1. The Complete Works. Volume 1.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 1997. Vol. No. 1.

Ulrike Jehle-Schulte Strathaus: “Farbe und Formen als Tarnung. Haus eines Tierarztes in Dagmersellen.” In: Verlegergemeinschaft Werk, Bauen + Wohnen (Ed.). “Werk, Bauen + Wohnen. Die Öffnung – Ein Bauteil. L’Ouverture – Un Êlément de Construction. The Aperture – A Building Component.” Vol. No. 9, Zurich, Bauen + Wohnen GmbH, 09.1986. pp. 47-51.