Interstice - Space within Space
|Image 1: After|
|Image 2: Before|
In this case by Architecture Firm Meixner Schluter Wendt, Residence Wohlfart-Laymann is a prime example of how "new architecture" creates a interstitial tension between both the new volume and the pre existing architecture on the site.
The concept of this architectural piece is very interesting to me because they decided to keep the already existing house on the site and affix/ envelope a new volume as if it were a apenditure growing off the building. The resulting form then became a modern "idea" of what was once their.
|Image 3: Old facade made interior space|
|Image 4: Extrusion creates enhanced interior space out of pre-existing front yard|
|Image 5: Section|
In conclusion, as an interpretation of parisitic architecture this building is a complete success. While some may negatively critic the end result in form, the approach in concept is very strong and shows dynamic influence of architecture of the existing built environment. No this is not an attempt to redefine the approach to new construction, but instead a twist to methods.