Archinect - News 2014-08-20T00:58:43-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/75999072/dalston-house Dalston House Andrew Davis 2013-06-28T11:53:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T18:54:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wx/wxmtmybqy8ktwvkj.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wainwright - "So Leandro we are sitting on a window ledge in Dalston. Can you tell us why we're here? Erlich - "The idea is to create a facade that will resemble the architecture of the . . . neighborhood and um - that has always been part of my interest to bring the ordinary architecture as a stage for the public to participate in a kind of fiction that would be built through the experience."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Though edging on the sphere of art, Erlich's <em>Dalston House</em> provides a publicly accessible perversion of what would otherwise be banal architecture. This project uses that unexpected architectural content to foster rich narratives both as unique experiences and serendipitous performances. As Erlich says "Reality is what we build; it is not something given."</p>