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Misto Mame [ projects, living ]
Apartments, offices and retail spaces, together with the underground parking are embraced into the seamless inhabitable skin. For the inhabitants the skin works as an interface between the apartments and the outside space, a balcony, a French window, a storage space. For the shoppers it works as a shopping window, for offices it works as storage, well recognizable from the road. Functionally the skin performs as a filter for shading and insulating. Since the skin is structural the partition walls can be light and therefore changed in time, different smaller or bigger units could be made from the proposed unit structure, with more or less rooms.
The skin, inhabitable in different ways for different users, works as an extension of the living space. It fulfils different appropriations of the daily usage and therefore adds quality to the living.
source: commission, 2005 client: International distribution for Albania IDA FHA location: Rruga Konferenca e Pezes, Tirana, Albania facts: 2F basement, GF + 9 floors 9500 m2, mixed program structure: reinforced concrete, white cement
Elastik Team: Igor Kebel, Mika Cimolini, Judith Spillmann, Erik Kauffman, Eriko Watanabe