Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Alexandria House by Pivot Studio
January 9th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Pivot Studio
The development replaces the existing rear wing of the house with a new structure which simulates the form and mass of the previous construction. Whilst the pre-existing form and mass are retained and taken as cues for the new structure, the materiality is reinterpreted as a skin which wraps and contains the new space. The skin rejects the use of a ‘corner’ which defines the demarcation between wall and ceiling, here, both become the one treatment, the one surface, the one space. The familiar material of corrugated iron is chosen as the appropriate treatment for the skin, responding to the industrial context the house shares and as a reference to the previous structure on the site.
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