name: hill boxes
client: Graham Hill
location: New York, USA
program: 39 sq.m.
architect: Dmitry Zhuikov, Ageeva Arina
3D visualization: Ageeva Arina, Dmitry Zhuikov
3D animation: Ageeva Arina, Dmitry Zhuikov
music: Yuri Bendasov
Project description and objectives:
This project was created for a contest "Life Edited" organized by Jovoto and Tree Hugger.
The aim of the project - to create a fully functional apartment for one person,
on a compact space - 39m2. Redeveloped area is located in an old multi-family apartment
building in New York.
Requirements to the design in brief:
-a sit-down dinner for 12
-a comfortable lounging option for 8 people
-space for two guests with some visual and ideally auditory privacy
-a home office
-a work area with space for a rolling tool chest
-a hideable Kitchen
-a bike storage
-space for flat robot servants
-Lockable Storage, to have ability give apartment is sublet.
The design should be flexible and sustainable.
Apartment space is divided into 6 areas: 1.Hall, 2.Kitchen, 3.Living room, 4.Home office, 5.Bathroom, 6.Bedroom
The key design element is the two-level volume: in the lower level it combines a wardrobe, closet, bathroom and
a built-in kitchen, and in the upper level it represents bedroom space. This volume also forms the kitchen, bathroom
and home office space, separating them from the living room.
In the living room we have a system of multi-purpose boxes which can be used as storage, stools or coffee tables.
The system of boxes allows you to modify the space for different needs: a lounge, a dining table (for 12 people),
two beds, or an open space for a dance party or other activity.
On the outside wall of the building, overlooking the street, there is a low-wind turbine. Environmentally-friendly
and working even in light wind, the turbine delivers a portion of the apartment's energy needs.