Planted several tulip bulbs last autumn. Reminds me of the tulip bubble.
At the peak of tulip mania, in February 1637, some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsworker.Tulip Mania
Here is an attempt to find my best snapshot per month for 2015.
I quickly scanned through my photos on a per month basis and selected a photo based on number of views or memories or both.
I stumbled across a list of places to see in Basel (link now broken) and decided to venture out and have a look at some of the listed architecture.
Freidorf Residential Estate (1920) by Hannes Meyer in Muttenz near Basel
Antoniuskirche (1927), near Kannenfeldplatz, Basel by Karl Moser
I really like this church building. It feels very modern. The stained glass windows are exceptional. Highly recommended. More background info is available at Wikipedia.
Kraftwerk Birsfelden / Power Station (1955) by Hans Hoffmann in Birsfelden near Basel
St. Alban-Tal Housing (1984”“88) by Diener & Diener at St. Alban-Rheinweg 94 in Basel
Schaulager (2003) by Herzog and de Meuron in Münchenstein near Basel
Breite Zentrum (2004), Zürcherstr. 149, 4052 Basel
The Breite Hotel was designed by Larghi and Stula. More details on the design can be found on the hotel’s website. The hotel manager was very friendly and would have shown me a room. Unfortunately all rooms were taken due to the watch and jewellery trade fair.
Residential Housing in a former factory (2005) by Buol and Zünd at Oetlingerstrasse 69 in Basel
This building proved difficult to find as the former factory is located behind an apartment building in Klein-Basel withia an inner courtyard. But it is an instant fave. I would love to live in a building like this. Well worth the search time…
Apartment House in Riehen (2009) by Pedrocchi Meier Architekten at Hinterwenkenweg 3 in Riehen near Basel
I am not such a fan of all the corners but it does look very spacious and the location is great:
School cafeteria by HHF
Hermann Kinkelin-Strasse 10
The city of Basel publishes this architectural guide.
Update: new building to see in Allschwil: the corporate headquarters of Actelion by Herzog and de Meuron:
Update no. 2:
Another building to see is Ackermannshof:
HdM: Basel is Herzog and de Meuron City.
Herzog and de Meuron archive and apartment building, Dreispitz
Another HdM construction in Basel-Stadt is the natural water swimming pool in Riehen. I really like the pool and it reminds me of old wooden lidos.
New in 2016: Kunstmuseum by Gantenbein and Christ.
And at night: Looks like there are LED lights in the walls. The museum opened in April 2016.
And another view of the new wing of Kunstmuseum by Gantenbein and Christ:
Opening in 2019: Meret Oppenheim building by Herzog and de Meuron.
just got back from one week Southern Florida.
More snaps in my Flickr stream: