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Kirchplatz-Office+Residence by Oppenheim Architecture + Design

By Magaly Grosso


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This historic farmhouse dating back to 1743 and with 2992 square feet was remodeled by Oppenheim Architecture + Design Architecture Firm in 2012. It is located in Muttenz, Switzerland and nowadays has the dual function of serving as an office for an architectural design company, provides community meeting space, and serves as a compelling link to a new adjacent private residence.

In its exterior, it’s a wonderful building, in which its vintage aspect was retained. This added charm to an already attractive and interesting building.

Inside, the changes made are clearly visible. The spaces with updated architectural and design decisions stand out, with contemporary furniture filling every space destined to be inhabited.

Exterior of the historic facade

In the main area, we also see a modern fireplace next to a cafeteria area, occupied by a large wood table and accompanying modern chairs. Over this hangs a black lamp with a modern style.

Interior of the living room, with stone walls and modern fireplace

But perhaps where the change is most noticeable is in the kitchen. A modern design made of wood, with wide spaces and straight lines in which large windows allow the entrance of natural light, thus making it a comfortable and pleasant place.

Wooden dining room with stairs in the background
Dining room with views in the background
Modern kitchen mostly made of wood
Corridor leading to private areas
Bedroom with views and relaxation area

An exquisite and modern design was used for the bathrooms and bedrooms, employing high quality materials in their construction.

Modern and spacious bathroom
Shower in black
Study area with stone wall and modern furniture


Work area with large white tables

The office areas show us a different design style, however. Open spaces across the area’s different levels were occupied with office furniture.

High view of work area

Work area at different levels

Stairs and floors in wood

Nocturnal view of the building
Nocturnal view of the building
Nocturnal view of the building

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About Magaly Grosso

Magaly Grosso was born in Venezuela where she grew up and studied Advertising and Marketing. With time, she realized that what she truly wanted to dedicate herself to was Interior Design, which is why she decided to study it and devote herself to it. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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