Luca Selva Architekten: Densa-Areal - best architects 17

Luca Selva Architekten


best architects 17

multi-family homes


Basel / Switzerland


Ruedi Walti


The two six-storey buildings smartly mediate between the existing fragmented block edge, freestanding structures and a large shopping centre. Ninety-nine apartments of various types and characters were built on the former industrial plot. Bends in the buildings allow selective yet expansive views and diagonal sight lines within the complex despite the high density of the urban fabric. At the same time, the configuration creates well-defined and yet fluid and open outdoor areas. The building to the north is based on an orthogonal layout, while in the building to the south the stairwells are set at a slight angle to the façades, making the apartments more spacious.