As an architect, space is often a luxury we can't afford. We are asked to make do with little. It may seem confining at times, but I've often found myself grateful for these types of constraints. I would term this the dilemma as that of Life, the Universe and Everything. There must be a point of focus in every design, and spatial constraints often give our design efforts focus. We accept this focus in exchange for an understandable amount of frustration, but the alternative would be to have no foundation from which to build upon. This project by AAT is a great example about how a sliver in space can be transformed into something significant. The architecture has utilitarian value, but also becomes a way to experience the urban fabric in a way that isn't possible from the dense street. It also stands in remarkable contrast to the buildings around it. In any case, an opportunity was afforded by a seemingly insignificant amount of space. One of endless opportunities that we can and should take advantage of.
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