Simple design tools can do wonders for urban quality. Within the urban masterplan by KCAP for a new residential area in Novosibirsk, Russia, we designed three adjacent blocks. Finetuning the initial mass studies and applying a simple toolbox of design elements to the façades allowed us to contribute to the creation of a pleasant, varied and inviting living environment. After several similar previous projects across Russia, such as Vidnoye, we continue to develop these design strategies for large-scale, affordable housing in Russian cities. The first block is currently under construction.
Client: Brusnika Engineering and Design LLC