sábado, 15 de mayo de 2010
Mountain Dwellings // Copenhagen // Denmark // BIG
‘How do you combine the suburban backyard with the social intensity of urban density?
What if the parking area became the base upon which to place terraced housing – like a concrete hillside covered by a thin layer of housing, cascading from the 11th floor to the street edge? Rather than doing two separate buildings next to each other – a parking and a housing block – we decided to merge the two functions into a symbiotic relationship.
The parking area needs to be connected to the street, and the homes require sunlight, fresh air and views, thus all apartments have roof gardens facing the sun, amazing views and parking on the 10th floor. The Mountain Dwellings appear as a suburban neighbourhood of garden homes flowing over a 10-storey building – suburban living with urban density.
The north and west facades are covered by perforated aluminium plates, which let in air and light to the parking area. The Mountain Dwellings is located in Orestad city and offer the best of two worlds: closeness to the hectic city life in the centre of Copenhagen, and the tranquillity characteristic of suburban life.’
Publicado por S@NDOV@L en 5/15/2010 11:27:00 a. m.