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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

On Edge by Tiago Barros

 
February 25th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
I could tell you how great the view from my apartment is, or how comfortable my new mattress is, or even how well stored and organized my stuff is, but I wouldn’t be telling you the real concept behind it. 

Diagram showing the 3 space types

On Edge project envisions to question the concept of boundary between the interior and the exterior of an apartment unit. A new element – a diving board/chaise-longue – is introduced and becomes the center piece of the space. This element comes as a continuation of the floor plate, extending beyond the limits of the building. It is carefully place in between the confined and the open spaces. 

View from the interior of the unit

The thin line that divides these two spaces becomes a new space – an edgy space – a new thickened boundary. The way it is setup allows the three spaces – open, edgy and confined – to be linked and to be experienced in a new radical way. 

View from the exterior of the unit

Imagine being on top of a diving board with no pool underneath or to be lying on a chaise-longue cantilevering out the building. How would you feel? 

View from street

On Edge project has been selected as one of the five winning entries among more than 400 proposals for the International Ideas Competition “Total Housing: Apartments”. This competition is being promoted by the Storefront for Art and Architecture, Actar and Architizer.

Plan

Longitudinal section

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