16 Feb 2014

Parasite Office Architecture

These so called Parasite Offices are built in the unutilised spaces between buildings.  These are concept drawings, at the moment, that show how the space above a road between two buildings can be used without affecting the flow of traffic below it.  The design comes from Za Bor Architects, that plan to construct their offices on three floors plus a roof area.  The floors will be constructed in a modular fashion.  The overall structure will be fastened to the buildings on either side.  The outer structure would be a polygonal light and durable cellular polycarbonate, on one side, whilst completely glazed on the other.  It will be interesting to see if once built, the overall design will change in any way.  More comments in the Article.
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First Floor.
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Second Floor.
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Third Floor.
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Front View.
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As well as getting all the Planning and Building permissions, I am guessing that the builder, will also have to get permission from both building owners, on either side, as the structure of the building in the middle will be anchored and supported by the ones on either end.  They will further, have to make sure that the existing structures can support the new Building.  In a way it looks like a good idea, as more space is always needed in big cities, but on the other side how much can we keep packing our cities?  Even though this is a very inventive idea, a better solution to the problem, might be decentralising.  Instead of having one enormous city it might be better to have a lot of medium size ones with good connections between them.

Night and Day.
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Office example.
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  1. Anonymous2/18/2014

    Creative thinking, we need more of that.

  2. love the use of negative space


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