Residential building Kružna
In the chaotic surroundings of single-family homes, apartment buildings and in the immediate vicinity of the Jarun market, there is a residential building on a corner plot. Conditioned by the demand for a maximum gross floor area by the client and strict design conditions defined by the city master plan, a dark volume of rational proportions and an almost archetypal “house” form was shaped. The area of architectural spatial intervention was narrowed to a contact zone between the interior and the environment – balconies, which function as an outdoor extension of the apartment. They are wrapped in a wooden semi-permeable membrane to give the outdoor spaces of the apartments the necessary intimacy while maintaining a clear visual connection to the surrounding city fabric.
In this way, the archetypal volume of the building is transformed: the interior space expands into the exterior and gives the building a new visual appearance. The layouts of the apartments were set in principle and then designed in detail and adapted to the wishes of individual future homeowners.