suppose design office: 'urban airgap'
 
suppose design office: 'urban airgap' suppose design office: 'urban airgap'
nov 05, 2009

suppose design office: 'urban airgap'

‘urban airgap’ by suppose design office image courtesy suppose design office

‘urban airgap’ is a proposal that japanese firm suppose design office for the upto35 competition in greece. the competition focused on a rundown area of athens’ city centre which could be revitalised into student housing.

in their research suppose design office noted that the existing building designs in the kerameikos-metaxourgeio area did not allow for a window opening into the adjacent property.

‘urban airgap’  aimed to create as many openings – airgaps – on each site. this was achieved by building central core towers, containing a stairwell, to which the residential units are cantilevered from the cores and which form a sandwich that encloses the main social communal zone.

image courtesy suppose design office

image courtesy suppose design office

image courtesy suppose design office

image courtesy suppose design office

image courtesy suppose design office

image courtesy suppose design office image courtesy suppose design office

image courtesy suppose design office image courtesy suppose design office

  • Nice concept. any “cool” ideas for handicap accessibility?

    John Garrison says:
  • ELEVaToRS…

    NBT says:
  • ELEVaToRS…

    NBT says:
  • Very Structuralistic,… Surprising to find it again in a recent stream of architecture…

    Tim says:
  • hmm in study process i want to ask how the middle block get natural sun light n sir in second sketch from chimney u cant get sun light u just diffused light or incident light but not SUN LIGHT
    i like massing n green of ur project but i think its have many technical issues in it

    fady says:
  • wonderful imagination.

    sathish says:

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