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.
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.
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