housing complex case study done by anusha roy, joman, abdul noor, sundus, aiman, sufyan, hamzah...
Text of The interlace singapore
THE INTERLACE, Singapore HOUSING COMPLEX Group Members Abdul Noor Aiman Anuhsa Joman Sundus Sufyan Hamzah
CONTENTS Introduction Concept Green Spaces Site plan Parking Public spaces Block levels Service Cores Typical floor plans Site Section Inferences
INTRODUCTION Location- The Interlace is located on an elevated eight-hectare (80000 Sq.m) site. Bounded by Road, Expressway surrounded by the Southern Ridges of Singapore. Designed by- Ole Scheeren, partner of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Total floor area -170,000 Sq.m 31 apartment blocks, each six storey's tall with 8 main courtyards. Basement parking- 2,600 cars Apartments- 1,040 (144,000 Sq.m) (Sizes vary 75Sq.m - 600Sq.m) Clubhouses- 1,500 Sq.m Retail- 500Sq.m
CONCEPT I. New residential typology which breaks away from the clusters of isolating towers. II. Horizontally connected volumes establishing a better connected and less isolated residential environment.
iv. The idea of community life is emphasized through an extensive networks of gardens. v. The interlocking blocks form a vertical village with cascading sky gardens and both private and public roof terraces. vi. While multi-story openings allow light and air to weave into and through the landscape.
Through stacking the apartments, the design generates a multiplication of horizontal surfaces populated by extensive roof gardens and landscaped terraces that offer more green space than the size of the unbuilt site. M A X I M I S E D G R E E N A R E A
GREEN AREAS & GARDENS
1. Main entrance , 2. Guard house , 3.Pedestrian main gate , 4. Pedestrian side gate , 5. Drop-off , 6.Retail plaza , 7.Play zone . , 8.Outdoor exercise station ,9.BBQ promenade , 10.Jogging track , 11.Gardening zone , 12.Pet zone , 13.Party pavilion ,14.Tennis court , 15.Multi-purpuse court, 16.Club house (1st story ). A. Central square . B. Water park . C. Play hills. D. Spa valley. E. Theatre plaza. F. Bamboo garden. G. Lotus pond. H. Waterfall terrace. DENSE URBAN RESIDENTIAL LIVING DIDN'T HAVE TO OCCUR IN AN ISOLATING SKYSCRAPER
Pedestrian entry. Pedestrian movement Vehicles movement Vehicles entry. (The primary route leading the residents from the main entrance to the courtyards) (Leading to the basement for parking)
PARKING Above-ground vehicular circulation is minimized, liberating large green areas. Basement parking- 2,600 cars. Open air voids in the plinth allow light and air to the semi sunken and naturally ventilated parking deck.
The communal spaces have been located in such a way that it gets shades from the shadow of the blocks. Eight main courtyards containing water bodies, club houses, central square & Gym. PUBLIC AND CENTRAL SPACES
Strategic position of Water Bodies (reduce local air temp & improves the thermal comfort)
11 blocks (1-6 floor) 10 blocks (7-12 floor) 3 blocks (19-24 floor)7 blocks (13-18 floor) B L O C K L E V E L S
CORE A 1 Elevator + 1 Stair CORE B 2 Elevator + 1 Stair CORE C 2 Elevator + 2 Stairs S E R V I C E C O R E S 06 storey 06-18 storey 18-24 storey
TYPE DESCRIPTION UNIT AREA TYPE A 2 BEDROOM 49 807-1,346 TYPE B 3 BEDROOM 122 1,259-2,142 TYPE C 3 +FAMILY/STUD Y 121 1,593-4,650 TYPE D 4 BEDROOM 72 2,045-5,694 2 Elevator + 1 Stair
8TH FLOOR 9TH FLOOR 2 Elevator + 1 Stair
10TH FLOOR 11TH FLOOR 2 Elevator + 1 Stair
12TH FLOOR 2 Elevator + 1 Stair
DIFFERENT UNITS 3 BHK 4 BHK 2 BHK 2 BHK
B SITE SECTION Elevated Site 01 Basement Vents on the ground level Different levels of bocks
INFERENCES Though the design generates diff horizontal arrangements of blocks instead of a skyscraper but it is only possible when the site is large enough. No intersection of pedestrian movement by vehicular movement. More incorporation of social spaces. More of green area than the built up area, thus making it a part of the ecology. All types of units are mixed. The spatial arrangements of the different blocks provide different states of sun and shadow, with large water bodies provided for influencing the microclimate in the recreational spaces between the towers, improving the overall quality of comfort and experience.