Bjarke Ingels Group has unveiled plans for a foliage-covered terraced block of apartments, which are underneath building in Stockholm’s Gärdet district .
The stepped glass and cedar wood developing is adjacent to the Royal National City Park, and echoes its greenery with rooftops covered in plants – equivalent to latest proposals for buildings by Thomas Heatherwick and Vo Trong Nghia.
Composed of four rectangular sections arranged in a square about a central courtyard, each of the four elements of the building has a distinctive downwards slope. Its type echoes the eight House development in Copenhagen, which is regarded one particular of BIG’s seminal projects.
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“In direct response to the context, the northwest and southeast corners consider the heights of their immediate neighbours although the northeast corner, farthest from the park and nominally with the worst see, is pulled upwards to grant it the most magnificent views of park and port,” said the studio.
The 79 & Park development – commissioned by Oscar Properties – attributes 140 apartments, all of which will have glass and wood-panelled roof terraces.
The ground floor will host a range of commercial spaces, and a public platform at the southwest stage of the constructing will permit site visitors views across the nearby park.
“In additional deference to Gärdet, the massing is visually lowered through a language of pixels, scaled to the human kind,” Large mentioned.
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“This manipulation not only makes it possible for for a far more natural expression, completely reflecting the surrounding landscape, but also provides a way to complete the creating topography in a managed and economical way by means of the use of prefabricated units of standardised sizes,” the practice added.
The firm, headed by architect Bjarke Ingels, at the moment has projects below construction in Philadelphia and New York – not too long ago captured on camera by a drone.
Ingels launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year to help finance a electrical power plant chimney that would blow smoke rings.