mix use business + housing building almaks - proposed design
area covered: 1 500m2
parcel dimension: 25m by 60m
8 parking lots
building area: 800m2
building height: 8m
concept "glass cube"
Almaks building is imagined as a freestanding house as a glass cube in which structure one can recognize two overlapping cubes – one dark grey and the other bright white. Functionally the house consists of business and housing zones where the majority of functions are in grey cube and just a highly public double-height area is emphasized through the white color of its cubic form.
Concept is defined through the play of two cubic, mainly glass boxes.
Together, the grey one dominant in its volume, and the white one dominant in its position form an inner central court shaping the space, not just the house.
The new identity radiate contemporary spirit and lightness of the structure, where business and housing are intertwined shaping a place for work, rest and living.
The concept distinct dominant north orientation for business and south-east orientation for housing.
built 12m away from the street
concrete frame structure
pillar disposition 5m - 7m
flat passable roof
Business zone consist of office and service zone, as well as of public zone intended for commercial purposes on the ground floor.
Housing zone consists of 2 apartments, one three-bedroom and the other in the shape of a studio.
Spaces in both housing and business zones are flexible and adaptable, possible transformable toward future needs and aspirations. Business and housing zones are interconnected by the internal stairway.
Aluminum panels in opaque dark grey and bright white color.
The house is mainly glazed and transparent, where the intimacy of the housing zone is formed by the position and orientation of the box structure.
outside - stone tiles and grass
inside - granite ceramic tiles, food floorings walking paths and road - prefabricated
Aluminum cladding – type Alubond panels
windows and doors – double glazed glass
in Aluminum frame