More and more people live on earth, the population is increasing rapidly. Cities are growing and living space is becoming increasingly scarce. But what does a human need to live? What is really necessary and what has a positive effect on our everyday life? These are the questions that concern housing construction all over the world and specific solutions have to be found everywhere.
But what actually is housing?
Living is the connection of public and private, work and leisure, community and individuality. The context of city and green space, interaction and withdrawal and openness to the outside world are playing a more important role in contemporary developments. Living situations arise between families, friends and neighbors, who all have different effects on one another and interact and communicate with one another. Be it taking out the garbage, planting flower beds together, arranging dinner or riding a bike to work. Living is always an interaction between the living space and its inhabitants.
In a residential building project in the north of Nuremberg, a new residential complex is to be built that will make it possible to guarantee additional public use in addition to living. The so-called “+” use makes it possible to open the room to the environment and not just to act in a closed manner. First of all, the property was zoned and the living area along the existing streets was added. The other area of the property is to be generously landscaped and planted with trees in order to create an interplay of living space and green space, to counteract the dreary gray of the city and to increase the quality of life, since the green space has a positive effect on people and can be used in a variety of ways . A living module was developed for the attached living space, which consists of two rectangles placed one on top of the other, with the upper rectangle being rotated by 90 degrees so that terrace areas are created on the roof of the lower rectangle. In conjunction with other modules, this residential module forms apartment groups that are placed along the street axes.
The resulting gaps and terrace areas of the modules are designed as a freely accessible outdoor space and are accessed by means of exposed stairs and connecting bridges. This creates an L-shaped residential street along the streets adjacent to the property. In a next step, this residential street will be raised by one floor. This means that the green space is freely accessible from the street and that the residential street, despite the very free accessibility of the individual modules and terraces, is shielded because it is raised to a higher level and can only be accessed from the street by individual stairs and elevators.
This type of living offers a modern and future-oriented answer to the question of how living will continue to develop. It forms an interplay of public and private and gives the residents plenty
of space for social interaction. Its connection to nature is an ecological and positive response to the constant densification of cities.

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