Living in the CityEdit profile
Apostrophy's explores today's standards of Living in the City - the various issues of space constraints, accessibility and sustainability--by realizing a housing unit that addresses these subjects. The prototype which measures 97 square meters, is a multi-purpose space that is composed of two main floors, two mezzanines and a green area.
The first level has been designed to accommodate the elderly or disabled individuals who may have difficulties using stairs. It is equipped with a ramp, while the dining and kitchen has been constructed keeping in mind the possibility that an inhabitant may use a wheelchair. From the living room, a 'floating area' can be seen above which can be transformed into storage or seating depending on the owner's needs. One of he exterior walls has been envisioned as a living green wall, both garnishing the interior with plants, as well as providing a place where other vegetation, such as small herbs, can be grown.
The second floor has been designed as an open loft that doesn't have a dedicated function. Another vertical garden which also offers a place for hanging objects, is accompanied by multi-functional furniture, adapting accordingly to what the space is being used for.
The mezzanine has been realized for working and can be modified into either a living or dressing room, with a built in wardrobe for extra storage. The main function of this level is the master bedroom which connects the previously mentioned programs, all of which are separated by a sliding wall that merges with the central staircase that double-functions as a bookshelf. In addition, this floor merges with a smaller bedroom divided by a partition that can be transformed into a desk. The multi-purpose space offers a warm, comfortable atmosphere that offers efficiency and flexibility, two major themes which are often sought after in constrained, high-rise urban living.
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