Residental Building 7-4 / Arhipolis

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Architects: Arhipolis
Location: Split,
Architects in Charge: Neno Kezić, Nora Roje
Project Team: Neno Kezić, Nora Roje, Josip Katalinić, Matea Marinović
Structure: Grading-Projekt
HVAC: Tub
Electrical: Elektro-klima projekt
Client: Elanija
Project Area: 9,000 sqm
Budget: 7,000,000 Euro
Project Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2007-2008
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The masses, as defined by the master plan, form the U-shaped cross section with the mass of garage, and form a united whole. “Add-on” balconies dynamize the composition and represent a spatial extension of the mass. The reflection in folded balcony surfaces provides visual alternations to the structures appearance, depending on the time of the day and weather conditions.

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At the same time, different shapes of balconies signify and creates unique appearance of the single balcony, identifying particular apartment.

Cite: "Residental Building 7-4 / Arhipolis" 04 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=42659>

17 comments

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    At first I thought this was a 3D rendering.
    Sadly, it is a real building.
    I find it MONSTEROUS.

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    The used of metal in the balconies is a dimostretion of the material’s knowledge of the planner…it’s very good the mutable condition of the complex visual defined by the light exposition…

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    Only showing the outside is meaningless when it comes to architecture. Don’t publish this kind of rubbish.

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    “At the same time, different shapes of balconies signify and creates unique appearance of the single balcony, identifying particular apartment.”

    yeah, I don’t need to give you the apartment number … mines the one that starts bending to the south at 8 feet.

    this is awful.

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      No necessarily…been there doing that. If anything, we (the whiners) are so tired of working on projects where the only thing that seems to matter any longer is a skin job. I think the whiners have a right to whine about the direction of the discourse.

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      What reality are YOU talking about? This building is so mundane and boring I think it is safe to say that most practicing can do much better than this project. The banality kills me.

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    Yikes – this looks like a Kafka-esque complex where you never get your bearings and snipers lay in wait. Imagine when it rains how the water will flow. I have a feeling its not pretty for more than a few of the occupants.

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