Marchal + Fürstenberger Architekten: Stadthaus in Basel - best architects 12

Marchal + Fürstenberger Architekten

Stadthaus in Basel

best architects 12

interior work


Basel | Schweiz


Marchal + Fürstenberger Architekten


How do you restore a listed house built in 1905 to its former glory without sacrificing contemporary architectural expression? What construction modifications will emphasise the quality of the historic structure and bridge the gap between that and the needs of the new occupants? Several rooms were combined to form larger units. A succession of open spaces instead of individual rooms, together with large windows and pale materials and colours, ensure that the house is bathed in light. The existing structure was kept wherever possible and new elements were discretely added. The entire house radiates balanced harmony and elegance: up-to-date bathrooms and a contemporary kitchen contrast with the historic structure; modern construction materials, applied skilfully and carefully, reflect the occupants’ attitude to life.