Creating Bigger Space For A Smaller Space

1197 WordsApr 24, 20165 Pages
Creating bigger space in a smaller space. Extensions varied from project in a huge scale, such as the Great Court in British Museum, to a single one storey housing extension. As the population grows while land not shrinking, it certainly raises concerns from the experts in the field of architecture. We need more space. As we all know technologies are getting better and better every year, we now have some more innovative buildings than before, but it is always good to have conserve the old buildings. In this case, that’s when extension architecture can serve its purpose. The Great Court in British Museum originally designed by Robert Smirke for example, was once a garden. Later on it has turned in to a reading room before they relocated it to the new British library in 1997. With over five million visitors annually, British Museum leads visitors to disorientation and confusion before extensions. Foster + Partner built the extension with three aims, revealing hidden spaces, revising old spaces, and creating new spaces. In this case, extensions are crucially influential for this type of architecture, and it has effect how people behave within the building. Before construction, this space serves as an open, or rather empty space. After the extension, this space serves as a centralized circulation to direct visitors’ flow and clarify the footprint of the building itself. Extension has made a space that has not been smartly used into an enhanced space that introduce its

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