APEX developed the concept of a supereffective cast-in-place house (SECPH) for PIK. The concept was aimed to substantially improve the functionality and reduce the cost of housing projects, thereby offering an environment of basically different quality to the city residents. Levoberezhny Residential Complex was a pilot project, to which a new concept was applied. It helped to obtain a high ratio of usable floorspace, minimum dimensions of staircase and lift sections, and variability of planning solutions.
To avoid monotony of facade planes, both parts of the complex are divided into sections, each set up a little distance from the previous plane. Besides, the facades of each section are divided horizontally into unequal strips of different colours. Prevailing in terms of area are still white and grey colours that help to preserve the harmonious unity of a dwelling house appearance.
Residential complex "Levoberezhny"
2014 - 2017
61 300 m²
Concept, PD, DD
The key feature of Levoberezhny RC is the “Superlight House”, wherein a precise construct analysis enabled a decrease in consumed reinforcement and concrete.
In Levoberezhny RC, it is almost impossible to say which window apertures conceal recessed balconies and which ones conceal living rooms. Instead of the conventional solution with emphasis on building facades made using plastics and colour of recessed balconies, this project implements an original facade solution known as “concealed recessed balconies”. To apply this novel technique, which provides for the glass cover of recessed balconies and window apertures to be made equal in size and installed in one plane, the designees had to develop a special facade structure.