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Blaues Haus

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Herzog and De Meuron
 
location Oberwil
function private house
contributed by DinaBM

One of the earliest works by Herzog & de Meuron, this small house was designed for a young family with one child. Formally, it is similar to its neighbours; its main distinguishing feature is the colour of its gable fašades - an Yves Klein blue. Inside, spaces are very small - kitchen is reduced to its very basics, a narrow stair winds its way up to upper top floor with one bedroom cum bathroom, a child's bedroom and a small playroom. Living room has some built in furniture and opens up to a garden. "Blaues Haus" can be seen as an archetypal building, the form of which is repeated in the stacked-up composition of the recently completed "Vitra Haus" in Weil am Rhein.

 

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Blaues Haus
Address
Reservoirstrasse 16
Switzerland
Project is not public!
How to get there? From Basel SBB take tram no. 2 to Binningen Kronenplatz, then bus no. 61 to bus stop Hohestrasse in Oberwil. Continue along Hohestrasse, turn left into Blauenstrasse, then left into Reservoirstrasse.
Completion 1980
ArchitectHerzog and De Meuron
Client Private
 
Project ID 7590
Latitude/Longitude 47°30'49N 07°32'42E
Contributed by DinaBM
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