Jesse Ewart

Urban Surgery



collaborated with Jason Tan and Tyler Harlen

Urban Surgery reconsiders the traditional understanding of what it means to adapt to an existing home. Living in a modern city often means moving into an existing physical environment where the urban spaces, including our homes, come attached with their own personality and character. As the occupants of these environments we attempt to graft our own personality, character and lifestyle onto these spaces through means of cutting, removing and replacing architectural elements. At this point there is an interesting intersect between past and present. The former occupation becomes a scar, a palimpsest, that helps shape the next occupant’s environment.