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THE HARDT features Kirchplatz Office & Residence

03 May 2018

Located in Muttenz, Switzerland, Kirchplatz Office + Residence (2012) by Oppenheim Architecture + Design | The Hardt, By: Asher Hardt

“Located in Muttenz, Switzerland, Kirchplatz Office + Residence (2012) by my dear friend Chad Oppenheim of Oppenheim Architecture + Design. The design of this adaptive re-use project was born initially out of a design competition initiated by the City of Muttenz/Basel. The design was based on the renovation of a historic farmhouse situated within the historic central core of the city. The original farmhouse was constructed in 1743. Today the converted farmhouse serves as an office for an architectural design company, provides community meeting space, and serves as a compelling link to a new, adjacent private residence. The new design aimed to provide a fresh interpretation to the existing traditional features of the historic farmhouse building and its interior. This is achieved by creating new openings for natural daylight and by using a crisp white finish in the interiors, which juxtapose against the texture of the old wood and through the way in which the spaces open up, overlap, and merge together with one another.

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