Kunz und Mösch: Umbau Haus zum Sattel - best architects 18

Kunz und Mösch

Umbau Haus zum Sattel

best architects 18

office/administrative buildings


Basel / Switzerland


Jesaias Kobelt


Built in 1964, the office and commercial building »Haus zum Sattel« is located in Basel’s city centre near the market square. The original façade was dismantled and replaced and the fifth floor was fitted out and extended. Parapet bands, floor-to-ceiling windows, and pleated and perforated sheet metal panels of varying widths shape the appearance of the new façade. All façade elements are in aluminium. The fixed storey-high windows spanning the full height between the parapet bands alternate with the sheet metal panels in a rhythm derived from the original façade. Their pleating picks up in stylised form the theme of the curtains visible in the windows of the old building.