Luxury housing in the city
Kursovoy Apartment Building
Location: Moscow, Russia
Client: Vesper Development
Program: 5.570 m2 residential, supporting functions
Located on Moscow’s ‘Golden Mile’, one of the city’s most exclusive locations, the project targets an affluent clientele which has the assets to tailor its living environment according to its preferences. The design of the building responds to that. Since the spatially constrained plot does not leave room for larger quality outdoor space, the proposed building draws its qualities and specificity from the interior organization and spatial qualities this provides. Referring to early modernist buildings from the beginning of the 20th century and condominium buildings built in the 1930ies, the building has floor plans where central entrance halls have a specific shape and function both, as a distributor in the large apartments as well as separators between the more public areas where one receives guests and the private rooms.
The standard floors can be divided into three or four generous apartments; the setback top floor features a penthouse of around 400 m2 with a large terrace. On the ground floor a large entrance hall and shared spaces for reception, daycare and supporting facilities cater all users of the building. An automated parking system allows for efficient and space saving provision of parking spaces.
The façade of the building is proposed to be in jade green natural stone with champagne colored anodized aluminum frames. The cutbacks in the façade that provide for views and more daylight are proposed to be carried out as mosaics.
The choice of materials, interior layout and fit-out create a neutral and understated image that caters the preferences of the future owners and naturally integrates into the existing surrounding urban fabric.
MLA+: Reza Al Kaabi, Markus Appenzeller, Joost Kok, Emiel Koole, Gerard Maccreanor