Every apartment building is unique and special somehow which is pretty impressive and quite surprising actually considering how many apartment buildings there are in the world, not just in the big cities but in small areas as well. Some designs are better than other but that’s actually a subjective issue. Not everyone likes the same things and each person is looking for something different while apartment-hunting. Still, some apartment buildings are so impressive and so wonderfully unique that you can’t really find any flaws in their designs. We’ve looked far and wide for such examples and we managed to find a few.
25 Verde by Luciano Pia
25 Verde is an apartment building designed by Luciano Pia and located in Torino, Italy. The main goal of the project was to create an energy-efficient structure that interacts with nature in a special and seamless manner. The signature feature of the building is the abundance of trees and other green elements that are nicely spread through the whole structure.
The building has a steel structure with columns shaped like trees and it contains 63 units. Each loft is different from the others and thanks to all the trees and potted plants, living in any of these units is like being in a tree house. Irregular terraces wrap around the apartments and the top floor has its very own green roof. In addition to looking wonderful, the trees and the plants help reduce site and noise pollution. The building uses geothermal energy for the irrigation.
Spectrum Apartments by Kavellaris Urban Design
You can find this eye-catching apartment building somewhere in Australia and when you see it its image gets impregnated in the brain. Don’t imagine anything too crazy. It’s a pretty simple building but it sits on a piece of land with three frontages. The architects at Kavellaris Urban Design had to plan everything accordingly.
The thing that makes this apartment building special, however, isn’t that. It’s the geometric facade pattern that has each balcony placed at a slightly different angle than the others. Moreover, each balcony features a bright and vivid color and thus this facade becomes a rainbow of colors. There’s also something else that stands out but you’d have to enter the building to see it. There’s an internal circulation area which is open to the sky. It’s a feature that brings in additional light, natural ventilation and lets plants grow in a suitable environment.
Apartman 18 by Aytac Architects
This is a special apartment building in the sense that its design is an homage to the vineyards that have been completely destroyed after 1970 in the Erenkoy region of Turkey. Their loss was due to the construction of new apartment buildings on the sites.In 2014 this new structure was completed by Aytac Architects and, although it’s at the core part of the same category that caused the destruction, its design brings back the vineyards in an artistic and abstract way.
The building is situated in Istanbul and its facade has this intertwining, vine-like pattern that makes the structure stand out while sending a powerful message. The intertwining elements form balconies and go all the way up to the roof where there’s a garden. The architects used a special facade treatment that keeps the residents away from the noise in the city while exposing them to the views and bringing in lots of natural light.
Barretts Grove by Amin Taha Architects
There’s not a lot going on here and that’s in part what makes this apartment building so special. The building is designed by architect Amin Taha It houses two 3-bedroom family maisonettes, three 2-bedroom flats and one studio apartment. One of the details that make the building and the units inside it special is the selection of materials which include wood, brick and straw and you can see the latter being used on the balconies. The units are designed with timber walls and the building has a brick shell and roof.
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