Creating an addition to Marsh and Saxelbye’s historic Hildebrandt Building in Jacksonville, Florida, our design responds to the weight of the existing masonry building with the weight of shadows. A simple grid expression on the elevation frames the subtle shifting of the balcony depth. This difference results in a changing mood from the taut masonry building to one brimming with life and activity.
“Take the example of rhyme: it is indeed verbal repetition, but repetition which includes the difference between two words and inscribes that difference at the heart of a poetic Idea, in a space which it determines.”
- Gilles Deleuze
Building Addition (Concept Development)