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Inside Out / Studio Marco Vermeulen

Inside Out / Studio Marco Vermeulen
Courtesy Studio Marco Vermeulen
Courtesy Studio Marco Vermeulen

Rotterdam based Studio Marco Vermeulen has shared with ArchDaily their recent proposal for a housing block competition in Moscow. Additional images and a brief architects description after the break.

Along the A101 highway South of Moscow, the Masstab Company is planning tot build a new city of 150,000 people. The overall master plan for this development has been made by Maxwan.

Courtesy Studio Marco Vermeulen
Courtesy Studio Marco Vermeulen

For the first phase of the project, Masstab invited architects to design a prototype for a housing block. The purpose is to create a catalog of inspiring examples for the 500 blocks they plan to build in this first phase.

Inside Out, the proposal of Studio Marco Vermeulen, takes the conventional block typology as a starting point.

Courtesy Studio Marco Vermeulen
Courtesy Studio Marco Vermeulen

The block typology in general defines a strict distinction between private, communal and public space. By twisting one side of the block the communal inner garden opens to the street, creating an inviting pocket park and a challenging gradient between public and private space. The entrance for pedestrians and cars is being watched over by a corner cafe and a small theater.

The plinth is programmed with retail, offices and studios. Here 9 elevators give access to 265 apartments. The entrances of most apartments are concentrated in lobbies on the 4th and 7th floor. At the other floors the apartments can now stretch from facade to facade and catch maximum daylight.

Courtesy Studio Marco Vermeulen
Courtesy Studio Marco Vermeulen

Most apartments are variations on three base typologies and range in size from 50 to 125 sqm. The twist causes extra variety in this order and accommodates loft apartments up to 200 sqm with spacious sun terraces.

Architect: Studio Marco Vermeulen Location: Moscow, Russia Team: Marco Vermeulen, Thijs van Spaandonk, Marcello Fantuz, Tim Aarsen, Pavel Savene Area: 39.000 sqm Year: 2010

Courtesy Studio Marco Vermeulen
Courtesy Studio Marco Vermeulen

Cite: Hank Jarz. "Inside Out / Studio Marco Vermeulen" 17 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/96808/inside-out-studio-marco-vermeulen/> ISSN 0719-8884
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