Boyana 49 / I/O architects

Boyana 49 / I/O architects
Boyana 49 / I/O architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
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Sofía, Bulgaria
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Boyana 49 / I/O architects - Exterior Photography, Windows
© Assen Emilov

Text description provided by the architects. This twenty apartments residential building is located in a renowned villas area of Sofia between the city and the mountain. Precise positioning in the middle of the vast steep plot among the trees of a mixed forest both conceals its scale and provides privacy.

Boyana 49 / I/O architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Assen Emilov

The metallic appearance and the horizontality of the structure are in strong opposition to the natural surroundings while the extensive glazing reflections camouflage it. A parking ramp is leading gradually from the street through a large transparent gate up to the deep underground monolith space of the garage.

Boyana 49 / I/O architects - Interior Photography, Stairs
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Third floor plan
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The double-height lobby brings garden view light and softer materiality into it while the triple loop neon chandelier marks the route to the apartments. A small gathering space next to the garden and the series of stairs lead to the close-up trees and cityscape views of the private dwellings.

Boyana 49 / I/O architects - Interior Photography
© Assen Emilov

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Cite: "Boyana 49 / I/O architects" 29 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/932647/boyana-49-house-i-o-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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