Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Urban Architecture at The Baufeld 10 by LOVE Architecture and Urbanism
Urban design, that’s what’s really happening towards the making of several buildings in today. Either apartment, office building and even to university building they want to get that urban look. The reason behind all and almost many urban architecture is that they want to have buildings that have personalities, that differentiates with any other design and distinguishable. How boring can it get when every time you’re walking down the street you see common and the same monotonous building design?
The Baufeld 10 here is one building with that gets the urban architecture and this building was designed by LOVE Architecture and Urbanism. Located in Hamburg, Germany, this building really stands out from the rest of the building there. Here’s several description about Baufeld 10 from the architects:
“The Baufeld 10 project was developed in a joint building venture. This means that the various future residents worked together to create a real community for the new building. Within this model, individualists connected with each other with the goal of building THEIR communal house. The building typology had to meet this expectation. This is why the building houses many different building typologies with all kinds of furnishing standards: from very large apartments (up to approx. 225m²) to smaller units (approx. 50m²), which feature entirely different designs – from one-storey apartments to maisonettes that stretch across four storeys.
For Baufeld 10, individualization was the top priority. Each of the 28 new residents can now enjoy his or her unique lifestyle within his or her apartment – whether horizontal or vertical – whether in a small or a big apartment. These different visions were blended into one building – to everyone’s satisfaction. Viewed from the outside, the residential building presents a gleaming white structure formed of slightly beveled cubes and with generously proportioned, slightly bevelled window openings. The configuration of these window openings matches the layout of the apartments behind them. Each apartment has a balcony and/or bay which protrude from the building. Within the rigid row of buildings, this configuration provides maximum views in an “exciting direction” – namely, the harbour.