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Affordable Housing at the Edge of the City / Zoka Zola Architecture + Urban Design

01:00 - 12 December, 2014
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Rijeka, Croatia
  • Architects in Charge

    Dorothea Schulz, Vuki Backonja, Kate Casey, Fred Grier, Adi Kohn, Blake Smith, Agata Siemionov
  • Area

    7161.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

In Progress: Hostel, Company Retreat and Training Center / Zoka Zola Architecture + Urban Design

17:30 - 12 May, 2011
rendering-view from entrance
rendering-view from entrance

Zoka Zola is an architecture firm that is interested in high degrees of optimization that are achieved through a series of inventions — similar to the inventions and optimizations leading to human flight from early gliders and flying machines to the airplane — where characteristics, shape and use of each element is in a tight interdependent relationship with every other element. Where every element can be enjoyed on its own while at the same time is an essential part of the entire assembly. These inventions toward optimization contribute to the body of usable strategies in architecture, since each assembly is optimized for a very specific set of circumstances. While this high degree of “optimization” is not yet taken seriously as an architectural objective, they believe it will become an objective of future architects because of the growing awareness of our available resources and their uses, eventually making the terms “efficient” and “optimized” common place. This project develops a series of steps towards optimization through architectural form of a building’s natural ventilation.

Architect: Zoka Zola Architecture + Urban Design Location: Southern China MEP and Structural Engineer: Arup Cost Estimator: Rider Levett Bucknall