ArchDaily “COPY” Houses Switzerland Projects Haus von Arx / Haberstroh Schneider Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAText description provided by the architects. 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.Save this picture!First FloorIn 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.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGTo 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.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessHealthcare Centre in Son Servera / PMMTSelected ProjectsTunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten / Dietger Wissounig ArchitektenSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeHaberstroh SchneiderOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBinningenFG+SGRenovationWoodRefurbishmentHousesSwitzerlandPublished on November 22, 2013Cite: “Haus von Arx / Haberstroh Schneider” 22 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.