Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? Follow us..

Modern Haus von Arx by Haberstroh Schneider

Contemporary-Homes-Switzerland-Adelto-13

Basel-based architectural practice Haberstroh Schneider, has designed the Haus von Arx project. Completed in 2012, the contemporary family property is located in Binningen, Switzerland.

This refurbished home boasts contemporary interior design with mainly white interiors but a splash of colour on the staircase.

Contemporary-Homes-Switzerland-Adelto-08

According to the architect: “The former building – originally built in 1951 – had been extended, converted and renovated several times over the past years. As a consequence, it presented itself as an accumulation of heterogeneous rooms and styles.

Contemporary-Homes-Switzerland-Adelto-14

“In discussions with the new owner we developed the idea of reducing the building to both its original size and primary qualities. The dismantling of all the old additional elements called for a controlled addition of new expansions. These new volumes were clustered at the western side of the plot, touching the old building only in one place. While the old building had been freed from any disturbing elements and thus restored to its classic elegance, the new cubes present a composition of simple and plastically reduced volumes. The cubes, according to their different position, spacing and size, create fascinating passageway – and patio situations with the old building.

Contemporary-Homes-Switzerland-Adelto-03

“To the south-western side of the plot we removed the former winter garden. In its place we constructed a generous, open garden pavilion which works well as mediating element between old building, pool area and the garden.”

Images courtesy of Fernando Guerra

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? Follow us..

February 7, 2014 | Property | View comments

- Other articles you may enjoy -

Sign up to the Adelto newsletter