COMMON GROUND /
RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT


International Competition of Standard Residential Development
Minister of Construction Industry, Government of the Russian Federation

Common Ground is conceived as a contemporary living system based on a flexible organization of individual and shared spaces, floating in a seamless natural environment connecting interior and exterior environments .

New Sustainability:
“A ‘New Sustainability’ prescribes that in order to protect and nurture the environment, we must look beyond engineering: instead, ‘new sustainability’ proposes to mix urban density and social variety with natural elements.

Within the Common Ground development, three overriding principles are proposed:
Firstly, densification, secondly a respect and use of natural systems, and thirdly, the notion of a balanced domestic environment with equal respect for the individual and the common good. 

The Common Ground project fully embraces the idea of creating a standard building typology in keeping with the image of a contemporary Russian culture.
We propose above all a system of hybrid landscapes, conceived of floating ground planes / terrain, or slabs, of varying sizes, heights and  configurations allowing for interplay between openness and privacy that fosters seamless living between inside and outside.
We propose a system which is infinitely flexible, which provides generous domestic environments, which allows for individual dignity and communal well-being, which is transparent, elegant, simple and measured; as such, its architecture reflects the vision and values of the Russia of tomorrow, the Russia of a Common Ground.
Our intention is to enable all occupants of the Common Ground a generous environment, providing them a choice of a variety of conditions to meet each tenant’s needs and provide each unit, courtyard, quarter, and block with a unique identity. 

Location: Russia
Year: 2018
Host: Minister of Construction Industry, Government of the Russia Federation
Size: 4 H.A.

COMMON GROUND /
RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT


Common Ground is a  contemporary living system based on a flexible organization of individual and shared spaces, floating in a seamless natural environment connecting interior and  extra environments .

New Sustainability:

A ‘new sustainability’ prescribes that in order to protect and nurture the environment, we must look beyond engineering: instead, ‘new sustainability’ proposes to mix urban density and social variety with natural phenomenon.  

Landscapes, weather patterns and the metropolis combine to create living environments . 

Within the Common Ground development, three overriding principles are proposed:

densification, the respect and use of natural systems, and a notion of a balanced domestic environment with equal respect for the individual and the common good. 

The Common Ground project fully embraces the idea of creating a standard building typology in keeping with the image of a contemporary Russian culture. 

We propose above all a system of hybrid landscapes, conceived of floating ground planes / terrain, or slabs, of varying sizes, heights and  configurations allowing for interplay between openness and privacy that fosters seamless living between inside and outside. 

We propose a system which is infinitely flexible, which provides generous domestic environments, which allows for individual dignity and communal well being, which is transparent, elegant, simple and measured; as such, its architecture reflects the vision and values of the Russia of tomorrow, the Russia of a Common Ground. 

Our intention is to enable all occupants of the Common Ground a dignified environment, providing them a choice of a variety of conditions to meet each tenant’s needs and provide each unit, courtyard, quarter, and block with a unique identity. 

Location: Russia
Year: 2018
Host: Minister of Construction Industry, Government of the Russia Federation
Size: 4 H.A.