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Type A II These apartments are paired around a stairwell that takes up as little space as possible. They borrow from the Type A apartments identified by Mosei Ginzburg's Stroykom team circa 1927, and remind us how closely those apartment types approached the absolute. Ninety years on, mechanically ventilated bathrooms are not a problem and a passenger elevator of reasonable quality costs US$15,000. This is less than the cost of constructing the building volume it occupies or the cost of constructing access corridors to pass by the spaces they access. Double-loaded access corridors can no longer be justified on grounds of economy. The internal circulation space overlaps the activity space of the kitchen so that each is used as the other. Whether configured as a studio or as a 1-bed apartment, the apartment has two distinct areas linked by spaces as well used as they are travelled. Many variations are possible without disturbing the "core" elements.
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Type A II These apartments are paired around a stairwell that takes up as little space as possible. They borrow from the Type A apartments identified by Mosei Ginzburg's Stroykom team circa 1927, and remind us how closely those apartment types approached the absolute. Ninety years on, mechanically ventilated bathrooms are not a problem and a passenger elevator of reasonable quality costs US$15,000. This is less than the cost of constructing the building volume it occupies or the cost of constructing access corridors to pass by the spaces they access. Double-loaded access corridors can no longer be justified on grounds of economy. The internal circulation space overlaps the activity space of the kitchen so that each is used as the other. Whether configured as a studio or as a 1-bed apartment, the apartment has two distinct areas linked by spaces as well used as they are travelled. Many variations are possible without disturbing the "core" elements.
graham brenton mckay
graham brenton mckay
 Type A II These apartments are paired around a stairwell that uses as little space as possible. They borrow from the Type A apartments identified by Mosei Ginzburg's Stroykom team circa 1927, and remind us how closely those apartment types approached the absolute.
Ninety years on, mechanically ventilated bathrooms are not a problem and a passenger elevator of reasonable quality costs US$15,000. This is less than the cost of constructing the building volume it occupies or the cost of constructing access corridors to pass by the spaces they access. Double-loaded access corridors can no longer be justified on grounds of economy.
The internal circulation space overlaps the activity space of the kitchen so that each is used as the other. Whether configured as a studio or as a 1-bed apartment, the apartment has two distinct areas linked by spaces as well used as they are travelled. Many variations are possible without disturbing the "core" elements.