W Residence

Salt Lake City, Utah

A small addition to a Historical house in a historical neighborhood in Salt Lake City. The site required we save the major trees on site, respond with the required square footage, engage the historical and make clear the distinction of what was now and what was then. The historical committee from the city wanted just to repeat what was there, yet not make it look like an add on. Our approach set both apart and make distinct the landscape and the scale of both the existing and the landscape. The “black cube” calls attention to both the old and the new. The roof was inverted and the structure would be seen at night, reinforcing the diversity and sameness of the addition.