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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Lichtstrasse 9 in Basel, Switzerland by HHF architects

July 5th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: HHF 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 coexistance is kept and emphasized in the proj­ect. For this reason, only one of the four existing houses on the corner parcel will be replaced by a new one: Lichtstrasse 9; while Lichtstrasse 11 and Kraftstrasse 1 will be renovated and profit from the new built infra­structure.

Exterior View

  • Architect: HHF architects
  • Name of Project: Lichtstrasse 9
  • Location: Basel, Switzerland
  • Function: Apartment building
  • Planning and Construction: 2007-2009
  • Client: private
  • Team: HERLACH HARTMANN FROMMENWILER with Cella Hubel, Walter Gloor, Yujin Hirase, Daichi Takano, Christian Weyell

A new staircase and elevator in the courtyard will create direct access to the old houses, allowing the old staircases to be demolished and add­ing the gained area to the respective apartments. These measures raise the desirability of the old houses and the ability to keep and lease the ex­isting houses in the future. On the interior, the new building will be con­nected to one of the existing ones, and with that, the apartments can be spacious and orientated to four dif­ferent sides.

Construction Work

Construction Work

Construction Work

Construction Work

Construction Work

Interior View

Side View



Lichtstrasse 09


Floor Plan 01

Floor Plan 02

Floor Plan 03

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