There a two fundamental styles both on the town houses and the detached houses, all with a common architectural language, but with fundamentally different approaches to the organization of space. The Residential blocks are a cost-effective solution, but without compromising the quality, design and architecture.
APARTMENT BLOCK, SINGLE
The apartment units are very efficient but still luxurious in terms of allocation of space. Each apartment has usable external space for dining and common areas are kept to a minimum. The ground floor apartments have their own, private external space making them particularly attractive for families.
Row house type A & B
The base version of the row house is designed to give flexibility to both the developer and the future buyer. It utilizes a single structural solution and gives options for either a double height front room or a further bedroom on the first floor or there is the option to simply have a standard height front room and a private south facing terrace from the master bedroom.
Row house type C
This is the higher end version of the row house to give an option that would stand between the basic row house and the semidetached options. One of the issues when designing a town house is natural daylight due to the depth of the footprints and the lack of any available windows on the side walls. This design is focused on solving that issue by arranging the space around a central light well and internal garden that filters indirect daylight into the center of the building, generating a very unique and very attractive space for a modest investment.
The semi-detached units are used both as an end of terrace units or corner buildings and in a standard semi-detached arrangement within the site. They are three-story units, similar to the row houses which are necessary to fulfill the site requirements for density. The standout feature of these units is the ability to install an external lift next to the entrance as an upgrade if this is a client requirement.
DETACHED HOUSES A,B,C
The detached houses have an internal lift option similar to the semidetached units, the living areas are arranged to marry with the external space so that the kitchen, dining room and living areas all have access to parts of the garden. The gardens are proportioned in a way that allows for a swimming pool.
Type B & C
The second detached house option is two stories and has a larger footprint so has to be used sparingly within the site to avoid the feeling of overdevelopment. On the other hand, it allows a lower roof height and can be a very attractive solution. As with both detached house designs the building itself is used to create the boundary wall for the site which maximizes the garden area and gives added security, it also gives a boundary wall to the garden behind which is a typical detail for the region and a nod to traditional Balkan architecture.
Sector: Residential buildings
Type: Residential building
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Status: Concept design