NEW  SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS 2  An Urban Flat "re-formed"

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This was literally a "re-formation" within the existing "givens" of a City apartment. The strategy, overall, was combining a 'cleanup' of what were seen as both unnecessary elements, reorganization for functional clarity, adding a Breakfast Room where none had existed, and imposing or perhaps extracting a geometric relationship of the part to a whole by virtue of axial alignments (particularly between and within spaces) and geometric order.


One example is the Living Room, which accomodated a variety of privacy conditions, and was based on conditions of 3 symmetries from an absolute center which divided cabinetry and the entry doorway (6'-8" each), as well as 2 secondary 'centerings' as may be seen. Also, the subtle underpinning of the strategy incorporated an interplay between "squares"  and its derivative, the Golden Section.

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Proposed First Floor
Adapting the existing House by revising/expanding/upgrading the facilities.
Proposed Second Floor
Shown overlaid on the First Floor, proposing a 'bridge' connection in a double-height volume.
Site Failure - 2013
As the Lake rises and falls every year, a large unseen boulder was pulled away.
Overall Terrace Failure
View looking South illustrates the conundrum of "starting over".
SITE view 1
A failure resulted in a collapse at the North end of the Site
SITE  view 2
The result was the necessity of demolishing an outdated existing Structure, as may be seen from debris.
Plan view documents the resulting Footprint.
Stabilized North end shown; joint acquisition of adjacent South parcel with a neighbor, permitted relocation.
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