Herzog & de Meuron
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

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Drawings

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Team

Project Team
Mario Meier (Project Architect)
Michael Smolenicki

Facts

Client
Hochbauamt Basel-Stadt, Basel, Switzerland
Planning
Construction Management: Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd., Basel, Switzerland
Structural Engineering: Helmut Pauli, Ingenieurbüro Schaub, Basel, Switzerland
Building Data
Gross floor area (GFA): 9'041 sqft, 840 sqm
Footprint: 2'195 sqft, 204 sqm
Gross volume (GV): 94'890 cbft, 2'687 cbm

Bibliography

Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.): “Arquitectura Viva. Herzog & de Meuron 1978-2007.” 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.

Herzog & de Meuron. Natural History.” 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.

Nobuyuki Yoshida (Ed.): “Architecture and Urbanism. Herzog & de Meuron 1978-2002.” Tokyo, A+U Publishing Co., Ltd., 02.2002.

“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.

“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.