While there is often repetition in apartment building design, we decide to change up the standard so that each apartment doesn’t become a boring clone of the next apartment. In fact, how boring is it to go to your apartment and know that your apartment is exactly the same as every other apartment on the floor and in the building?
It is quite ridiculous to design in this way, that cookie-cutter way. People who purchase their own home clearly want that home to reflect their own personality, be slightly unique and have a quality they can be proud of. So why is it that in large apartment buildings where it would be financially easy to mix things up a bit that it isn’t done. The answer is simple: Architects and Interior Designers are lazy and cheap. They know that if they specify a bathroom, picking out fixtures, surfaces and hardware that they can do this for 300 apartments, charge for 300 apartments yet only have to do the exercise once. Yet it really isn’t much effort for them to do this same exercise 10 or 20 times and alternate the style of the bathrooms unit to unit. Are they afraid that the contractor will get confused? Do they really think a blue tile versus a tan tile will cost more to install? Are they just too lazy to do the work or perhaps they just don’t care. Do you really want to hire someone who is lazy and doesn’t care?
We we’re betting on that it does matter to you which is why we launched SimpleTwig Architecture.llc, to provide developers and homeowners with the best thinking architect in the business. Really, the best thinking architect? Well I have been hired by countless famous architects around the world to do just that for their business, and have designed the projects that major developers, institutions and agencies have come to see built. Now you can skip the high costs of a larger firm and go directly to the source, the mind behind the design, to get the best considered from all aspects for your own project.
But lets get back to the special qualities of this one project in Brooklyn.
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In the aerial view, one can clearly see the ‘fingers stretching into the landscape’ that was part of our compositional theme…
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Leveraging accessibility to create a flowing composition. This is how we did it…
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Summer/Winter: The main exterior circular form surrounding the auditorium, called the exterior atrium, has hanging banners during the summer to provide shade which can be removed during the winter months, or changed depending on the venue…
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In the classrooms, there are two ‘floor to ceiling’ windows to allow students to take in the views, but positioned to both not be a distraction during class and to allow natural light to graze the two end walls, maximizing the interior illumination… Continue reading “[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 18/24”
Exhibition: With a variety of entry points, our proposal lends itself to a variety of venues, both permanent in the Main Exhibition Hall or temporary in it’s sister Exhibition space.
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Multi-purpose Auditorium, Acoustics: It is important to note that special care was taken acoustically to design a space that would have world class acoustic qualities, including echo traps…
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Construction Method Auditorium: While the walls may be built of either reinforced concrete or a steel skeleton, the roof will consist… Continue reading “[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 14/24”
Multi-purpose Performance Hall: Our goal is to make a structure that can accommodate a variety of performance types for the Bamiyan River Valley…
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Main Public Building Entrance: Upon entering through the main doors, one has direct access, and exit, to the auditorium. The main stair bridge…
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