Parasitic architecture can be defined as an adaptable, transient and exploitive form of architecture that forces relationships with host buildings in order to…
Old-Meets-New in Modern Renovation of An Old Church
This neglected church, once part of the Sant Francesc Convent, was renovated by Catalan architect David Closes. Located in the town of Santpedor, Spain, it was the last building standing from the convent and was badly in need of repair. The project turned the former church into an auditorium and multifunctional space for cultural events.
Snapshot: Light Pavilion
The late Lebbeus Woods's only permanent structure, Light Pavilion, which is embedded in (and juts out from) one of five towers that make up Holl's Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, China. Woods's four-story pavilion is lined with mirror-finish stainless-steel panels and pierced by steel columns and beams covered in polycarbonate and illuminated with integral LEDs.
Lebbeus Woods, "Injection Parasite" Sarajevo 1992. “My answer was that architecture, as a social and primarily constructive act, could heal the wounds, by creating entirely new types of space in the city. These would be what I had called ‘freespaces,’ spaces without predetermined programs of use, but whose strong forms demanded the invention of new programs corresponding to the new, post-war conditions” Lebbeus Woods.