Evidence of the pre-existing parti wall proves that there used to be a 4 story building on this site. Working with the structural engineer and client to develop a scheme with minimal intervention to the site and business made this project unique to our office.
The concept for the exterior is to weave the skin of the existing building into the addition by using the corrugated metal to frame the windows. The articulation of the header coarse of the existing brick wall, allows the presence of the addition to sink into the base and become part of the rhythm that drives the proportion of the elevation. The proposal bridges the gap between the parti walls of the adjacent buildings and fills the void of a memory lost.