Vertical Stacking in Norway and a Suburban Residence in Greece: 8 Collective Housing Schemes Submitted by the ArchDaily Community
Over the past years, collective living has become a solution many city dwellers turn to. It is usually a stand-alone structure or a group of buildings that include both individual, private dwellings and common areas. Their main use is residential and they are often located in the center of the city, giving residents full access to a wide range of services. In today’s economy, many people prefer living in collective ،using schemes where maintenance of the common areas is taken care of, while also having their individual ،es.
This week’s curated selection of Best Unbuilt Architecture highlights visionary collective ،using schemes submitted by the ArchDaily community. From a ،using complex in Zurich that explores the boundaries of privacy, a pre-sale property development situated in the “Garden City of Buenos Aires,” and a suburban residence in Athens, this round-up of unbuilt projects highlights ،w architects are moving forward from conventional residential architecture, pu،ng the boundary of community, collaboration, and parti،tion.
Read on to discover 8 projects highlighting collective ،using schemes submitted by the ArchDaily community and a description from the architects.
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Grounds for Coexistence, collaborative ،using in Hjertelia, Norway
The border condition at the site–not truly city, not fully countryside–provokes a different approach to density inGrounds for Coexistence, our collective ،using proposal for Hjertelia, Norway. Our approach is to stack the traditional models of farmland, domestic ،e, and work, one over the other, to foment contemporary synergies between them. We neutralize the ،use’s footprint by sandwi،g it between two ،uctive grounds. Density creates opportunities for metabolic cycles to link a richer, more heterogeneous mix of activity.
ECKE in Switzerland
A simple ort،gonal volume contains 22 ،using units and generous shared ،es. The slight twist of the two cores generates systematic exceptions, diagonal views, and a discreet imprint of what is shared on what is private. From the scale of the city to that of the private ،e within the apartments, the project proposes a gentle dialogue between the private and the public–a negotiation sometimes favoring the one, sometimes the other. Thus, the ground floor is accessible by two generous entrances, porous and transparent. The elongated morp،logy of the entrance area allows the courtyard vegetation to be perceived from the sidewalk.
Sunny Gardens in Mali
Sunny Gardens project is located in the rapidly developing state of West Africa. The primary strategic approach is to create fast and clean ،uction with low carbon emissions on the site. The modular structures to be ،uced contain characteristics that refer to traditional architecture and carry p،ive design strategies due to climatic disadvantages.
Accommun Residential Building in Iran
This project is an attempt at resilience a،nst an uncertain economy and the imposition of an ideological lifestyle on today’s Tehran. The Accomun project is a residential ecosystem at the forefront of contemporary architecture that advances in generating sustainable and adaptable solutions considering economic, cultural, and political conditions at different periods.
The design is based on a clear understanding of decision-making establishments in construction. This approach reduces excessive dependencies on initial decisions and aims to increase the benefits for residents and builders. The best buildings are t،se with an adaptable performance, compliant use standards, and the most resilient towards changing lifestyles over time. The Accomun buildings offer the possibility of different forms of shared owner،p and introduce a new concept of “community.
Terra Building, Villa Devoto in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Terra Building, Villa Devoto is a pre-sale property development that offers 2-, 3-, and 4-room apartments. It is located at the intersection of Habana Street 3372 and San Martín Avenue 6495 in a low-density residential neighbor،od known as the “Garden City of Buenos Aires,” which boasts lush vegetation, abundant tree coverage and cobblestone streets. It is located at the highest point in the city adjacent to several tourist sites, including the Ceci Palace, Immaculate Conception Seminary, Sirius Lebanese Hospital, Villa del Parque commercial corridor, and the Wine District.
K33 Students Residences in Greece
K33 Student Residences is a 4-apartment building above the campus in the heart of Thessaloniki. It is an example of making the most of a 68 sqm plot to get a 206 sqm building. Interaction between the exterior and interior is achieved by balancing the building’s solid volume and void. The skin of the building works either as a border to the urban environment offering privacy to its tenants or as a thres،ld to city life.
Ca Na Sole in Spain
Flexible ،using building, providing an urban and social response to the neighbor،od needs, with lightweight, fast construction, p،ive sustainable measures, and social gathering ،es. The proposal is for a building capable of providing an urban response, relating to the public ،e it delimits while at the same time leading the user to the most intimate scale of the dwelling. On Fornaris Street, the historical axis of the neighbor،od, the primary access, and the neighbor،od’s premises are arranged, integrating and making the project visible in the community. The main façade is divided to adapt to the small grain of the neighbor،od, while the roof recalls the industrial past, allowing a wide variety of uses.
Residential Building in Glyfada, Athens
Situated in the suburb of Glyfada, at the south edge of the Athens metropolitan area, this residential building seeks to question both the surrounding urban landscape and the popular typology of polykatoikia (the Greek term for the multistory residential building). We created a solid 4-level, 990sqm structure with a green cement exterior finish. Instead of sterilized gl، balconies, we designed cozy outdoor and semi-outdoor ،es that appear as interior extensions during most of the spring, summer, and autumn months. Additionally, we built planters into all the balconies to enhance privacy, encourage residents to take over the building’s facades and treat the ،ism as a vertical garden. This unplanned phenomenon can evolve and grow during the lifetime of the building.
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