Two-family house Stapferstrasse Brugg/AG

The building was originally designed in 1912 by architect Alwin Rüegg for the locomotive driver Adolf Siegrist as a two-family house with three rooms each. The house with its modest, local style of architecture is included in the cantonal building inventory.

In 1966, the porch on the south facade was redesigned and integrated into the living room. At the same time, the interior surfaces of the living room were modernized in the spirit of the times. The wall panelling was removed, the parquet flooring and the floor of the former porch were unified with a new fitted carpet and the walls were painted white. 

Our modest intervention was limited to the ground floor. In the living room the enclosure of the porch from 1966 remained untouched. However, the old parquet flooring was uncovered and the walls of the original building were painted in an intense green. The other rooms were also given strong colours, inspired by the first floor rooms. In the living room, the inner window surrounds and sills were restored and a new skirting board and ceiling cornice help to provide a gentle connection between old and new.

An old fitted kitchen from the 1990s was removed and replaced with a modern design following the new colour and material concept. The green linoleum finish of the cupboards blends softly with the pale yellow wall tiles, probably introduced in the 1940s, and the red clinker tiles on the floor. Recessed oak handles refererence those from the original and conserved built-in cupboards.


Services Baumgartner + Partner
Architecture, construction management

Realization: August 2020
Creation costs (BKP 1-5): CHF 55T.