PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PROPOSAL; 2018; RUSSIA
Flexibility and efficiency are named to be the main characteristics of a viable housing scheme. However, a successful scheme is the one that also creates a pleasant living environment for its residents and creates a certain character and ambience to which its users relate. In this proposal, we aimed to create a development which is self-sufficient in its own, and at the same time integrates with its surrounding neighbourhood. It creates privacy and enclosure that encourage sense of ownership and safety, but it also is open and porous enough to allow for a smooth movement within and around it.
Orientation and specific arrangement of the buildings on the site and the apartments in the buildings would be case-sensitive and depend on the shape and orientation of the site, required densities, site access, etc. However, the very organized and systematic approach proposed in this project would allow for an easy adaptation of it to each site’s specific requirements.
Apartment views, green and pleasant gathering and communal areas and achieving a very optimized and functional layout for all the apartments in the project have been other key parameters in design of this proposal.