graham brenton mckay
Unité A corridor-access 100% double-sided apartment is a contradiction and the problem is what to do with the building volume either side of the corridor. It can be either single-sided apartments, incorporated into vertically adjacent apartments , or have one side as the lowest level of one apartment and the other side as the uppermost level of another. Solving the problem with horizontal asymmetry around the corridor invariably requires a second shaft. Here, the space between the upper kitchen cupboards and the ceiling is used to cross the corridor, avoiding a false ceiling in the lower kitchen. Off the corridor are a studio, stairs down to a 2-bed apartment and to stairs up to a 1-bed apartment. Alternatively, the 1-bed apartment can be down stairs and the 2-bed up stairs. Everything outside the dashed frame is arbitrary, as well as some things within it. The determining dimension is the total length of the stair and the entrances on the corridor level. Several types of unit variation are possible by mirroring this configuration around the left party wall to enable one or more bedrooms of adjacent apartments to be appropriated. Remaining living areas can be reconfigured as studio apartments or combined with the volume of the studio to configure a single-sided maisonette. All or part of the volume of the existing studio apartment could be used to create a double-height living area for the apartment below.
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graham brenton mckay
Unité A corridor-access 100% double-sided apartment is a contradiction and the problem is what to do with the building volume either side of the corridor. It can be either single-sided apartments, incorporated into vertically adjacent apartments , or have one side as the lowest level of one apartment and the other side as the uppermost level of another. Solving the problem with horizontal asymmetry around the corridor invariably requires a second shaft. Here, the space between the upper kitchen cupboards and the ceiling is used to cross the corridor, avoiding a false ceiling in the lower kitchen. Off the corridor are a studio, stairs down to a 2-bed apartment and to stairs up to a 1-bed apartment. Alternatively, the 1-bed apartment can be down stairs and the 2-bed up stairs. Everything outside the dashed frame is arbitrary, as well as some things within it. The determining dimension is the total length of the stair and the entrances on the corridor level. Several types of unit variation are possible by mirroring this configuration around the left party wall to enable one or more bedrooms of adjacent apartments to be appropriated. Remaining living areas can be reconfigured as studio apartments or combined with the volume of the studio to configure a single-sided maisonette. All or part of the volume of the existing studio apartment could be used to create a double-height living area for the apartment below.
graham brenton mckay
Unité A corridor-access 100% double-sided apartment is a contradiction and the problem is what to do with the building volume either side of the corridor. It can be either single-sided apartments, incorporated into vertically adjacent apartments , or have one side as the lowest level of one apartment and the other side as the uppermost level of another. Solving the problem with horizontal asymmetry around the corridor invariably requires a second shaft. Here, the space between the upper kitchen cupboards and the ceiling is used to cross the corridor, avoiding a false ceiling in the lower kitchen. Off the corridor are a studio, stairs down to a 2-bed apartment and to stairs up to a 1-bed apartment. Alternatively, the 1-bed apartment can be down stairs and the 2-bed up stairs. Everything outside the dashed frame is arbitrary, as well as some things within it. The determining dimension is the total length of the stair and the entrances on the corridor level. Several types of unit variation are possible by mirroring this configuration around the left party wall to enable one or more bedrooms of adjacent apartments to be appropriated. Remaining living areas can be reconfigured as studio apartments or combined with the volume of the studio to configure a single-sided maisonette. All or part of the volume of the existing studio apartment could be used to create a double-height living area for the apartment below.