Architectural Dissection and Intervention: Old Wiehle Brewery
This thesis is an investigation of architectural intervention; specifically a question: "How does one mediate the old through the intervention of the new?" By using methods of dissection, one is able to deconstruct the layers of a historic situation and identify key elements of the old in an effort to provoke a dialog with elements of the new. The historic artifact, in this case an abandoned distillery warehouse, held the essential material conditions of a stereotomic mass and a tectonic frame. Through the introduction of a new program, a brewery, a third architectural condition, the parasitic, was deployed to reveal a new synthesized whole.