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Greening A Condo From the Inside Out With Terraced Gardens

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On August 30, 2010 @ 11:00 am In Architecture,Design,Green Building,Urban design | No Comments

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Greenside Out is a mixed-use housing development [2], which won 2nd place in an invited design competition and includes housing, office and commercial space. The design for the 9,000 sq meter complex emerged from a block form with spherical cutouts taken from the center. These cutouts provide a safer, more sheltered and private space for the residents. Each level is terraced with garden space [3] wrapping the interior courtyard.

More garden space and vegetation in the courtyards and gardens around the building make for a more pleasant and inviting place to live. JA Joubert Architecture had envisioned the project to become a new benchmark in architectural design and help transform the city from a centrally focused city to a radial development minimizing the need for people to commute into the city center [4].

+ JA Joubert Architecture [5]

Via Arch Daily [6]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/30/greening-a-condominium-from-the-inside-out-with-terraced-gardens/greenside-out-15/

[2] mixed-use housing development: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/10/green-walled-skyscraper-complex-makes-waves-in-kazahkistan/

[3] terraced with garden space: http://inhabitat.com/2009/06/08/revision-dallas-honorable-mention-inspired-by-anasazi-indians/

[4] commute into the city center: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/11/electric-transit-backpack-lets-you-fly-through-city-streets/

[5] + JA Joubert Architecture: http://www.joubertarchitecture.nl/flash.html

[6] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/75188/greenside-out-ja-joubert-architecture/

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