Építész Stúdió has shared with us their entry, Village in the Air, for the A101 Bock City Competition in Moscow. Information from the architect as well as additional images after the break.
THE MAIN QUESTIONS WERE NEXT FOR US:
What is the largest human building scale?
A kind of village-feeling: our children are playing in the park, hearing their voice we are looking out of the window and they are able to recognize our face. So we imagined a building with two, three or maximum four levels. Also this is the height where the trees usually grow up to and where the chirping birds still can be heard, so we live close to the nature.
How can we provide enough green area using this low building height?
Lifting up the building and making a common park on the whole site. Furthermore using the building top as green roof.
How can we split this amount of people to smaller communities?
Articulating by courtyards, which are connected to the neighbors on the park level while providing micro climates like big atriums.
How can we maximize the flexibility of flats?
Using a really smart invention of nature: the honeycomb structure of hexagons, having the maximal rotation possibility. And making as much double-sided flats as possible.