Urban Weave Block, Moscow 2010

The brief was to design a “generic” urban block (75×125 metres) that could be duplicated in different locations.  Facade undulates in and out generating protected balconies and identifying the entranceways. These entrances serve only 6 apartments with a simple vertical stair and no corridors or lifts. Designed on a 25m grid allows flexible block sizes and apartment types. Four apartment sizes from 1-4 bedrooms. Mixed use retail units on ground corners.

All Apartments have 3 exterior window facade orientations allowing daylight isolation for any Block orientation. Courtyards were designed on equal height/ width ratio so even flats on the lower ground would not be affected by lesser amount of daylight.