16 Nov Architecture – insertion
Check out these two projects that involve the insertion of a prefabricated architecture inside an abandoned building; a delicate operation that reminds of “Matryoshka dolls”.
We love how the enigmatic charm of the ruin is not only maintained but glorified by those new interventions, that contemporary declare their own modernity.
In 2005 Naumannarchitektur (formerly FNP architects) from Stuggart converted a 1780 pig sty into showroom in Pfalz, Germany. A prefabricated timber structure, with openings to match those of the pigsty, has been hoisted directly into the old stone walls but without touching them. Get inspired by the Zooey Braun photos that we found in this German blog
Few years later, in 2009, the London based Haworth Tompkins did a similar operation in Suffolk, UK, craning into the ruin of an old dovecote a box corresponding to the original building’s volume. Enjoy the beautiful photos by Philip Vile in the Archdaily article