An addition of two stories to an existing four story apartment building. This strategy was developed in order to pay for renovations and improvements to the existing buildings. Thus, Bo Arkitekter AS was engaged to develop a concept sketch for the addition.
The primary goal of project was to create a construction that formed a compositional whole. This was achieved by dividing the mass of the 100m long building along its two wings and framing the existing building in a edge the provided an line to catch and guide the eye. The façade of the addition was then divided into units that corresponded to the existing buildings façade. These boxes then form a new line in the façade that moves back and forth in contrast to the fixed line of the existing façade.
Illustrations: O N Ely BO Arkitekter