Towers on the Polygon
- contemporary architecture
Taking part in the contest for the project of a multifunction residential compound on 1st Bukhvostova Street in Moscow, ABD Architects came forward with a composition of four houses and three slab blocks with cozy green courtyards between them.
Object:Contest project for a residential complex at Bukhvostova Street in Moscow
Address:Russia. Moscow Bukhvostova St., 12/11
Design Team:B. Levyant (leader of the creative team), A. Feoktistova, V.Shabanov, D.Potryasaev, T.Skorduli
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The architects deliberately designed all the four towers exactly like one another – the narrow verticals are placed at fair intervals, so the unobtrusive theme of different-width windows and light-shaded finish of the facades does not look “too much” here. Quite the opposite, in fact: this stylistic unity serves to create the effect of a “partition”, though penetrable but still capable of protecting the new block from the outside world with its weltering traffic jams. The slab blocks, on the other hand, are composed of fragments that are ostentatiously different. For their finish, the architects use two materials that they take in two colors. These are bricks and rocks – by alternating the two, the authors achieve the tranquil but at the same time diverse palette with a gradient from an almost white to the rich terracotta color. The visual diversification of the volumes of the buildings is also achieved by the different height of their sections – they have the same number of floors but the crests are made at times higher and at times lower, thus forming an expressive “pulsing” silhouette.