Pomaranč Residence / AOCR

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The Pomaranč Residence occupies nearly its entire site, and is located between the main train station and the vineyards. The natural grade of the site creates an interesting opportunity. The architects chose to capitalize on the sloped character providing access to the residence at multiple levels, and by automobile and pedestrians accordingly.  More about this project, including drawings following the break.

Architects: AOCR s.r.o.
Location: , Slovak Republic
Client: JuDr. Alena Novaková
Project Architects: Michal Vršanský and Vladimír Vršanský
Cooperation: Valter Demko
Structural Engineering: Andrej Šimor
HVAC: Manag-Termo
Electrical Engineering: Ján Holub
Sanitary: Ladislav Hatiar
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: Michal Vršanský

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A large vertical entrance hall greets tenants, accessed from the street or from the garage, this space contains the central stairs with two flights and doors to each of the flats.

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floor plan

In the case of all living areas the window sills are brought down to the floor level to enable better connection of interior and exterior.

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floor plan

The duplex apartment situated on the upper stories avails of open space with large glazed areas, rooflight over the staircase and secondary lit bathrooms via translucent walls. The roof terrace on the top floor, is interconnected with the living area and takes advantage of the views of the city.

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floor plan

The residence represents symbiosis of the pragmatic house and a romantic house, maximizing the space to the clients needs and allowing individual enunciation.

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Cite: "Pomaranč Residence / AOCR" 01 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=92322>

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    Looks like the architect was trying to save a highly speculative development. Volume overload.

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    Nice siting and color – very dramatic effect. Seems more successful than many other examples of this type of abstracted house.

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