Residential Apartment Buildings with a total area of 1,000 sq.m. located in Sochi, on the prevailing territory of the Pension "Luchezarnyi". The Pension's space is located along the Black Sea coast and has a length of about 600 meters. There are 16 buildings on the territory, some of which are being reconstructed into modern apartments, the rest are again reproduced on existing building spots.
The residential complex consists of 5 buildings, divided into two groups.
According to their spatial structure, residential buildings are part and continuation of the natural landscape, which is manifested in the form of buildings and their materiality. The shape of the body are fossilized natural structures close to stone. Turned by time and water. To achieve such an image, the cases have a trapezoidal shape with a soft rounding of the transverse faces. This allows you to organically fit the geometry of the buildings into the existing relief.
Building 8 is located in the first coastline with a direct visual view of the sea. The shaping is based on a visual image that is identical with the northern buildings. In plan, the shape of the building naturally continues the coastline, creating the effect of the natural “ingrowth” of the building into the relief.
Each villa has its own planning identity and peculiarity, for example, due to the rotation of the buildings, natural lighting of the open staircase leading to the second floor appears. All 5 buildings consist of 3 floors with an open roof terrace.
For all 5 buildings in the facing of facades and slopes used natural stone with a tuscan brick proportion of 30 mm x 27 mm., in a light shade. Window profiles in black aluminum. To achieve a more natural character of buildings, like mountain lamination, architects use a tonal gradient in the shade of natural stone from darker to lighter. The unity of the material gives the whole complex integrity, solidity and sculptural character, reinforcing the image of stones lying on the seashore.