Tag Archives: coventry

20Jan/15

134 loroba

something in the 1st floor bathroom of a 1860s chapelfieldian terrace seems to have had some leak – one day it all went down to ground floor. the collapsed extension was replaced by a single-storey annex, kitchen & bathroom, in the early 1980s.

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the situation as seen from the garden (photo: alexandra ribeiro)

with the task to
_add a new 1st floor bathroom
_expand the kitchen in ground floor
_create a roof-top-terrace on 2nd floor
we devellopped three alternatives for this wonderful, largely unspoiled example of a coventrian dwelling, part of the watchmakers quarter:

top-up

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kitchen window replaced by double-door; solar-deck on 2nd floor (model from laser-cut finish wood pulp board)

keeps the existing but cleared-out and cleaned-up ground-floor structure as plynth for the 1st floor bathroom in a rather pragmatic, build-on approach.

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left: ground floor with kitchen & wc; right: bathcube with sun-deck

deep space thirty

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prefabricated wooden frame-construction; proportions to recall workshop windows

really enjoys the long-and-narrow typology of the terraced house by further slimming down the width of the new-built add-on it furthermore adapts the organisation of the house, the narrow serving space slice aligned to the served space.

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left: ground floor with kitchen & wc; right: bathroom with sun-deck

the plug

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left: ground floor with kitchen & storage; right: bathroom with sun-deck

as antipode to the conventional approach represented by deep space thirty, the plug comes in full-width, cutting-off a li‘l yard of the garden, allows for bi-directional natural light and three-dimensional floor. Continue reading

08Apr/14

CU 02 REcoventry

der warm-up für einen semesterentwurf an der CSAD welcher sich mit der umnutzung des stattlichen (840 sitze & 70mm projektion) aber arg kurzlebigen (* 24.05.1973, † 21.04.1988) innenstadtkinos »ABC« (associated british cinemas, cannon cinemas) mit erstaunlicher vorgeschichte beschäftigt (das »ABC« ist im ersatzbau für des 1971 geschlossenen und abgetragenen »Empire Theatre« untergebracht; filmprojektionen seit 1901(!))

we will inseminate the heart of coventry’s erstwhile consumer paradise with marks&topshopselfridges…’ worst nightmare: a place to re-enable former consumers to become prosumers, producing and consuming. a place to repair things or have ‘em repaired, re-assembled, re-fitted, re-invented.
[>>mehr dazu auf REcoventry]

es entstand, dieses »reduce, reuse, recycle« noch mal deutlich erweiternd, eine anzahl von stegreif-filmen zum thema repair: recoventry

the warm-up for a design-studio at CSAD dealing with the reuse of the grand (840 seats & 70mm projection) but pretty shortlived (* 24.05.1973, † 21.04.1988) downtown cinema »ABC« (associated british cinemas, cannon cinemas) with stunning history (»ABC« is situated in the replacement building of the »Empire Theatre« being knocked down in 1971 ; movie screenings since 1901(!)):
we will inseminate the heart of coventry’s erstwhile consumer paradise with marks&topshopselfridges…’ worst nightmare: a place to re-enable former consumers to become prosumers, producing and consuming. a place to repair things or have ‘em repaired, re-assembled, re-fitted, re-invented.
[>>more at REcoventry]

extending this »reduce, reuse, recycle« significantly, it emerged a number of impromptu-clips, based on the theme repair: recoventry