THE PARASITIC APARTMENT
I want to find the cracks in the splits and the forgotten areas of the city. Take the unused and use it. Creating a city filled with liveable spaces. Spaces where people thought it was not possible. A chance for the city to unhide its invisible spaces and make the most of what it is given. I speak of subverting the very urban fabric of a city. I want to find these small forgotten spaces and transform them into something fascinating and nonstandard.
I was previously intrigued by the idea of a “portal”, a gateway into another reality. An insubordinate entrance into a hidden location. A small and unnoticeable way into an eerie place where, the line between fantasy and reality and blurred. A project where A and B are not important, but rather the distance in between: An exploration of the area between objects.
I therefore want to find these fractures in the framework of architecture. To explore further what can be done to these incognito spaces. I have looked specifically at these two apartments in the area of Seven Dials, whereI forced an apartment in between the two, Living and breathing in the walls flanked by the two blocks. We speak now of in between space. A space that is created by inching its way into the area: stealing room space from the adjacent apartments. So from this fracture it becames a space in which someone can move in unnoticeable.
These small scale apartments are hidden and almost invisible. They feed off the apartments next door and at some points interact with them. A parasitic apartment.