The integration of the existing brick building with the new steel and glass structure will create a zone of mediation between the past and the present. A small crease rising between the two structures, articulated with a set of cantilevered balconies, juxtaposes and differentiates the old and the new, inserting an interactive space into an otherwise neutral landscape. The crease as a system of inflections blurs the distinction between the external and internal environments - marrying urban experience with domestic privacy.
This is what happens when you reject conservative esthetics - new spaces more adapted to contemporary living become possible. Freedom from stifling habitual perception and behavior and embrace of what today's world can offer.