Analysis & Design of Adding on
In this project, we are asked to create an addition to the famous Smith House designed in 1965 by architect Richard Meier. The addition must show proof that the existing systems and patterns in the house were analyzed and incorporated into the addition to preserve the integrity of the original design.
For this project, we must take into consideration conceptual analogies for adding on and we were also asked to incorporate a meta/idea and narrative to meet the new needs of the owners. This will also create an addition of new systems or patterns that were not found in the original home.
A modern family has recently asked for an addition to their house they recently bought. They have a love for sailing across the seas as a sport. The clients have asked for an additional loft/ family room looking over the water with additional bedrooms for guests. The clients have also wanted their home to resemble the shape of a sailboat to remember their interests. The smith house was originally created by architect Richard Meier, it was built in Darien, Connecticut, United States in 1965-1967.Its my job to design an addition to this beloved home without destroying the original style.
Hierarchy: Living Room
Meta-Idea: Sails on a sailboat
Sorting of Spaces:
Existing Floor Plans
Existing Building Systems & Patterns
V - Vertical
H - Horizontal