Contemporary Apartment Building Design | By AB Design – Faisal Town, Rawalpindi
Contemporary Apartment Building
|Location||Faisal Town, Rawalpindi|
|Covered Area||450,000 sq ft|
|Plot Area||8 Kanals | 36 ,000 sq ft|
|No of Storeys||15 ( GF + 12 +2 Basements)|
|Architecture Design Firm||AB Design
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This project is located in Faisal town, a housing scheme located on main Fateh Jang Road right next to Fateh Jang Interchange. It is a 13-story building with two connected basements for parking.
The building volume is articulated and connected to the exterior through two vertical circulation systems located on either side of the central core. The volume of the building creates apartments of varying sizes arranged around the centrally placed circulation core.
The building caters to a varying range of occupants, with units ranging from 3 bedroom apartments to studio apartments, each apartment having access to one or more private terraces, providing an escape from the confines of a walled space while still maintaining some measure of privacy. The arrangement of spaces takes into consideration not only the residential unit, but also the shared public spaces, so essential for the functioning of a healthy community. A number of shared amenities are available for the benefit of the residents to enhance their community experience; these include recreational facilities like restaurants, and those geared towards physical health and wellbeing, such as a gym, badminton court, jogging track and swimming pool. Shared spaces like the central green spaces and ample seating spaces on the accessible roof provide avenues for interpersonal interaction and community building.
The regularity of the building volume is interrupted in places by the extrusion of the balconies and other void spaces, the forms developed thus serving to articulate the various levels and apartment groups. The variation in the materials used on the façade, ranging from wood to tile to fair faced concrete, refocuses sight to enhance the verticality of the form, preventing it from seeing like an unbroken mass.