Project Team: Amer Sadiković, Merdžana Mujkanović, Asmir Šabić, Hana Kevilj
General Contractor: Butmir Ltd
Client: Compact Invest Ltd
Text description provided by the architects. Wave Housing is situated in Otes, the suburban neighbourhood of Sarajevo, with the river and mountains as its close and distant surroundings. In order to extend the interior space of the apartment towards outside and the views, the wave-like structure is added to the regulated building volume from 2nd floor upwards. In this way, each unit is given a lavish and unique outdoor area/terrace, making it a defining architectural element of the project. While the inner facade of the building is clad in warm wooden ribs, outside is kept simple in white plaster with metal screens providing additional visibility protections to the apartment terraces.
Product Description: Local materials Facade: Composite wooden vertical panels 4x4cm made from local spruce and fir tree. Panels are placed vertically at intervals of 1 cm and skirting laths 4x7 cm with vertical reveal façade openings and the thermal insulation boards of rock wool 12 cm thick laminated with black fibreglass mat. Glass: Triple pane glass units - combination of 4.2.2 + 16 Argon +6 Low E Safety network on the balconies: Galvanized iron profiles painted in white colour with all necessary preparation work. The network consists of squares derived from iron sheet 40x4 mm external size of 114x114 mm with all the peaks associated with cross stitch of iron with a diameter of 8 mm. Hresa stone: local stone quarried from the surrounding hills highly resistant to cold and heat. Used for lining the main staircases and entrance hall.