Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Extension: A Successful Container Addition

Perhaps the only shipping-container addition I've seen, this residence by Christopher Nogry in Nantes, France strikes a nice balance of brutal practicality and considered subtlety. While I am not against the more dramatic juxtapositions of old and new, there is definitely an admirable reverence for the history of the home's neighborhood, evidenced by the use of a non-confrontational shade of blue and an inconspicuous veil of trees. Ultimately, rather than a stylistic betrayal, I think the history of the home is deepened by its adaptation to suit its current residents. See more at muuuz.

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