Modular residential complex, Luanda / Angola

Hi all, I present you the latest project that we’ve been working on for the past month.

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PROJECT:  MODULAR RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX, LUANDA / ANGOLA

PHASE:  WORKING  PROJECT

PROJECT MANAGER:  ENG. GEORGI  VASSILEV

ARCHITECTURE:  ARCH. VLADISLAV DECHEV / WIREFRAME STUDIO

STRUCTURE:  ENG. GERGANA STOEVA

ELECTRICAL:  ENG. NIKOLA VODENICHAROV

WATER SUPPLY:   ENG. GRIGOR MANEV

3D VISUALIZATIONS: ARCH. VLADISLAV DECHEV / WIREFRAME STUDIO

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The project is a residential complex, consisting of modular multi-family social buildings, located nearby the capital of the Republic of Angola – Luanda.

The current project documentation envisages the construction of two types of units: one-story multi-family residential buildings Type “A” and two-story multi-family residential buildings Type “B”.

Each one of the floors offers accommodation for two families (max 10 people), for each of whom are envisaged: one master bedroom, one children’s bedroom and one bathroom. For mutual usage, there are a kitchenette, a dining room and a living room.

The building has a solid load-bearing structure of reinforced concrete elements. Columns (as an element) are not envisaged. All walls (external and internal) are load-bearing, with a thickness of 25cm.

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They are designed through the usage of a system of prefabricated, modular elements with cavities (permanent formwork), which later, on site, are filled with concrete. The floor slab as well as the roof (sloped, 20%) are designed through the same system.

The wall elements of the permanent formwork are made from “thastyron” (85% expanded polystyrene and 15% cement), which provides the necessary thermal insulation characteristics of the exterior shell.

While designing the buildings the main goals were to achieve as much useful space inside the area limitation given by the client and not waisting any space for passage ways and so on; to fit as many bedrooms in that area as possible and create usable common space (dining room, kitchen..); and since this is Africa, the natural ventilation was one of the main goals as well; the floor layout itself was driven not only by the previously mentioned  points, but also by the fact that the structure of the buildings was chosen to be the one with load bearing walls, built with modular elements, filled with concrete. And since the layout was supposed to be as simple as possible (also have in mind the social status of the buildings) and as functional as possible at the same time, the scheme was naturally chosen to be symmetrical. Also, because it’s a matter of hundreds, may be thousands of units, and everything should have been designed as precisely as possible, the buildings were entirely planned according to the modular elements cavities grid (37,5cm), because of the sufficiency and the optimization of different element sizes.

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Built area for both building types: 115,56m2

Gross area for Type “B”: 243,12m2

Plot area for both building types: 400m2

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Special thanks to arch. Mersina Sekulova for the help

Regards

arch.Vladislav Dechev

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2 Responses to “Modular residential complex, Luanda / Angola”

  1. nasko says:

    bravo kolega, proekta e sempyl i priqten kato arhitektura, osobeno,kato se ima pred vid modulnostta, ni6to natrapvashto se i drazne6to! o6te vednyj pozdravleniq

  2. vDechev says:

    Благодаря колега, като за социални жилища станаха ок мисля. Бяха зададени доста ограничения, с които се съобразихме и успяхме да сглобим краен продукт. Дано всичко се реализира по проект:)

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