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PA 125

New York City, USA

Rather than creating a new free-standing building, PA 125 is an addition to existing building, which many -including the client - have deemed ugly, boring and banal. Architects want to save, help, liberate, etc. but what are we really doing?  We are imposing our values on a system and environment that has a meaning and complexity independent of us… Thus the ambition of the PA 125 was to resist our insatiable desire to ‘solve’ and simply listen, record and mostly importantly learn from the existing building, and suppress any personal intentions or desires.



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Location
New York City, USA

Client
Confidential

Type
Office

Area
80.000 m2

Status
Concept Sketch

Team
Alice Colombo, Mitesh Dixit, Roland Reemaa, Hrvoje Šmidihen, Davi F. Weber