Oblik : Construction

 

 

We’ve finally agreed on the building’s name, Oblik ( オブリク ), derived from the word oblique.

The initial massing study resulted in a plain exterior with little variation, so we found room to play on the facade. We first established a 12 deviation is enough to be different, but not to much to offend. that’s just our opinion. We knew we needed more than one rotation to generate any substantial number of iterations, while setting the limit at 2 rotations to maintain a level of transparency to the process. Like a simple puzzler, each facet could return to its origin through two simple operations.

Construction is now set to be completed by the end of February.Major concrete and exterior work is almost done. Now it’s mostly mill work and interior finishes, not only in construction but with all the interior designing arrangements with the help of https://www.anthonymichaelinteriordesign.com/  a recommended site special in interior design. But they had to ask for more financing with one major company as there were some final details to prepare in this stage.

 

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Our design process began with a series of blocks arranged to fulfill basic site and program requirements, and it was finally finished thanks to a commercial real estate bridge loan to finalize the permanent financing. Each block represents a single unit or half a unit. To provide an interior courtyard for the residents, the placement of the blocks were essentially driven by the sky exposure plane.

 

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By placing the access corridors within the courtyard, a semi private transition area acts as a buffer between the street and the apartment unit. Residents can step out their apartment door to check the weather, greet neighbors or rest for a moment under the canopy before stepping out into the city.