by Xiang Yiwei
The project’s requirement was to build a high-rise residential area on an abandoned raw tobacco site block in Ljubljana, and some of the buildings have been transformed into functional buildings with educational purposes, such as art galleries and training schools. Therefore, according to the surrounding environment and function, I made a lot of public areas with different functions in the lower foors, such as indoor workshops, bookstores, etc. Outdoor provides a lot of communication places such as large lawns, large steps, public tables and chairs, Sports venues, etc, to serve residents as well as surrounding students, teachers and artists.
Inside the apartment building, I used a combination and 3d intersection of various types of units to enrich the family typologies. The orientation of the apartment is based on the range of sunlight and the surrounding landscape’s view. In my opinion, for apartment buildings, the balcony is an indispensable semi-outdoor space, and many real-life cases may remove or reduce this element for some aesthetic reasons, and in this scenario, I turned the balcony into a the most prominent symbol, while meeting the functional requirements, greatly considers the aesthetic factors.