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Refurbishment in Architecture

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H67 / StudioPractice

  • 09:00 - 15 October, 2015
H67 / StudioPractice
H67 / StudioPractice, © Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli
© Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli

© Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli © Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli © Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli © Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli + 19

© Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli
© Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli

Text description provided by the architects. Habitat 67, an iconic architectural landmark not only in North America but also across the world, marked a beginning. The beginning of an organic, dynamic and democratic residential space, where every citizen has its own unique light and space.

© Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli
© Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli

This beautifully designed and executed masterpiece catapulted the carriers of Moche Sadie and his team, and inspires architecture ever since. This influence can be found in Ricardo Boffil’s kafka castle (1968), Kisho Kurokawa’s Nkagin Capsule Tower (1972) and even recently in BIG’s mountain Dwelling (2008).

Exploded Axonometric
Exploded Axonometric

Our project consisted of refurbishing a Habitat 67 unit that was remodeled many times in the past, adding layers of opacity to the original design. As a result, our primary challenge was to renew with its past design philosophy.

© Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli
© Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli

Functional but minimal design of open space was hence chosen as a medium to obtain this concept. This was obtained by removing all interior walls to optimize light management and by adding transparency and reflection of glass to the exposed original cement walls.

© Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli
© Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli

A modern touch of moving cubes were introduced in the interior design of the apartment, recalling the fact that these hanging boxes attain equilibrium, in the background of moving water. A conversation between inside and out was consequently restored, in this modern times version of hanging gardens.

© Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli
© Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli

Integrating the qualities of a suburban home into an urban high-rise, through a medium of prefabricated forms was a revolutionary concept that rethought the apartment-building design in 1967; and we revived this concept, in a weightless and panoramic environment of hanging concrete, in 2015.

© Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli
© Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli

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