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Garden City K66 is a Pixelated Modular City Filled with Terraces

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On September 2, 2010 @ 6:48 pm In Architecture | 1 Comment

Ljubljana, Slovenia, ofis architects, green space, green city, pixelated, modular, modular housing pixelated city, garden city k66, prefabricated, green architecture, eco architecture, sustainable architecture [7]

Garden City K66 is divided into two layered volumes – a base which will house public programs and offices and upper floors that will be residential apartments. The stepped design [8] of the upper floors creates niches where rooftop gardens and terraces [9] can be placed. At the base, units are separated to create open squares that intermingle with the external plaza.

Both the top and bottom volumes are divided into 10m x 10m modules, which OFIS found to be the optimal amount of space for all of the different programs (housing, public, office, service, and garage). The modular grid [2] affords the same kind of flexibility and adaptability that a shipping container [10] structure might. This way, the distribution of programs can change quite easily according to the needs of the complex.

+ OFIS Architects [3]

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[1] Ljubljana: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ljubljana

[2] modular housing: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=modular+housing

[3] OFIS Architects: http://www.ofis-a.si/

[4] pixelated: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/13/pixelated-residential-complex-maximizes-light-and-green-space/

[5] legos: http://www.inhabitat.com/index.php?s=legos

[6]  : http://inhabitat.com/garden-city-k66-is-a-pixelated-modular-city-filled-with-terraces/garden-city-k66-4/?extend=1

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/09/garden-city-k66-6.jpg

[8] stepped design: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/15/long-tan-park-cascades-of-box-homes-covering-the-mountains-of-china/

[9] terraces: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/27/herzog-de-meurons-beirut-terraces-with-hanging-gardens/

[10] shipping container: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=shipping+container

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