Housing complex Vackov
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The design integrates a variety of demands placed on urban housing today: services and comfort which correspond to the traditional urban density, but also a level of privacy and the pleasure of living in a private house with garden. The main emphasis was put on creating a legible environment with an intuitive layout. The overall layout consist of three clusters each comprising of 3-4 buildings (30-40 units), whose size, character and spatial organization create the potential for neighbourly living. The core of each cluster is formed by semiprivate space with garden characteristics. Permeability of the complex is achieved through semi-public paths in-between clusters. The paths meet in a central commons which serves as an informal center of the complex. The design of the buildings contributes to defining variety of characters of the common spaces. While the wood facades of the courtyards convey a sense of home, more formal brick facades present the 'front' of the buildings outward.