The concept for the renovation of an incomplete building in a prestigious district of Moscow proposed by APEX will help to convert it into an advanced, high-grade complex of apartments with gorgeously designed facades, comfortable layouts and developed public function on lower floors. Owing to its considerable height (19 storeys) and memorable architecture, the building will become a landmark in Presnensky Val Street.
Presnensky val 21
20 500 m²
The colonnade forms the main cubage of the higher floors. Recessed balconies with frameless glazing are brought to the fore to allow the use of less expensive main glazing for apartments, while retaining the integrity of the architectural solution.
With their maximum response to “sliding” shadows, window apertures and balconies make the facade plastics very expressive. The slanting faces of the slopes allow the facade to glimmer throughout the day.
FACADE’S BASIC FEATURES
The lower atrium is transparent to the maximum possible extent and open for a link with the street. The combined floors decrease the height visually and make proportions more stylish.
The facade material, casement proportions and wrought fencing — everything is intended to create a maximum relationship with a residential building.
Few as they are, the balconies determine the building typology for viewers. The balconies are accent marks as they are lined with stainless steel creating a play of reflexes.
The relief of the front facade partitions creates a “velveteen”, cosy effect that a residential building needs. The solution allows the use both of expensive facade materials (such as clinker bricks) and less expensive clinker thermal tiles or fibre-cement elements imitating bricks.