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  5. HHF Architects
  6. 2015
  7. Lichtstrasse / HHF Architects

Lichtstrasse / HHF Architects

  • 00:00 - 16 February, 2015
Lichtstrasse / HHF Architects
Lichtstrasse / HHF Architects, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Lichtstrasse 9, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    HERLACH HARTMANN FROMMENWILER with Cella Hubel, Nicole Baron, Philippe Guillod, Walter Gloor, Yujin Hirase, Lisa Lo, Daichi Takano, Jens Van Zele, Christian Weyell
  • Artist

    Erik Steinbrecher
  • Area

    3059.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Maris Mezulis
© Maris Mezulis

Text description provided by the architects. One of the qualities of the residential and industrial area of St. Johann in Basel is the close coexistence of old and new buildings. This coexistence is kept and emphasized in this project, only one of the four existing houses of the corner parcel, Lichtstrasse 9, has been built anew; while others, Lichtstrasse 11 and Kraftstrasse 1, have been renovated and benefit from the newly built infrastructure.

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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© Julien Lanoo

A new staircase and an elevator have been introduced in the courtyard to create a direct access to the old houses and the old staircases were demolished in order to gain floor area.

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Diagram 03
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Diagram 04
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Diagram 05

The new measures raise the desirability of the old houses and the ability to keep and lease the existing houses in the future. In the interior the new building is connected to one of the existing ones to allow spacious apartments orientated to all four sides.

© Maris Mezulis
© Maris Mezulis

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Lichtstrasse / HHF Architects" 16 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/598704/lichtstrasse-hhf-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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