My idea for the addition starts with a rotation. First, I took the original floor plans and rotated them about the corner of the front staircase. This allowed for the original house to be incorporated into the addition. This seemed a natural place to put the addition, since the hallways on each floor ended at the staircase. The “rule” of the addition was to have the opposite of what Richard Meier had created. For every wall of glass, my addition had a solid wall. For every subtraction of a floor, my addition had an addition. For instance, the open area on the third floor of the existing house that looks down to the Living and Dining Rooms, became the new Master Suite in the addition. Since most of the front half of the existing house consisted of living space, the addition then had a void in its corresponding location, as well as a pool to further subtract from the area. Of course, I deviated from these “rules” when it seemed to benefit the project. One example of this was the section of glass above the pool. The glass became a way to show the corner of the old Master Bedroom without breaking the “rule”. It also helped to balance the look of the addition with the existing house. Another way that the existing style was incorporated into the addition was the use of a column in the family room. Like the original house, the column allowed the wall in the Family Room by the pool to be mostly glazing and to be separate from the structure.
Exercise Rm Patio Dining Rm Kitchen Family Rm
Entry Guest Suite Exercise Below Family Rm Below Loft Living Rm
Family Rm Below
M. Bath Loft Bath Bedrm 3 Bedrm 2 Bedrm 1 W.I.C. W.I.C. Mstr Bedrm Deck Living Rm Below
Living Rm Below