Word of the Day:. superfetation.
The term is generally negative and means adding new architectural elements over the old existing ones.
It produces an extremely fascinating, labyrinthine, complex, baroque, redundant and wasteful architecture as well.
The superfluous in architecture is something irrational, yet highly functional, it’s built allow old buildings to perform new functions that they are no longer able to fulfill effectively.
It shows respect for old buildings without considering them an untouchable good. You must have the ability to build next to, above, within it, without destroying it, the new has to be distinguished from the old, both as use of materials and architectural style.
Superfetation is the opposite of reconstruction, leaving memory untouched in our city.