Recently, M3 Architects team completed working on the project of the CITY MODULE. They developed a modern facility for an old European city, the first is to be located in Odessa, Ukraine. The project was conceptualized together with a team of developers also from Odessa. The modular construction of this design allows each building to be customized made for the functional zoning requirements of a variety of uses with minimal changes over all design period.
▼概念设计立面，the conceptual facade
A few examples of these varied uses include a restaurant, an office, a storefront or an apartment building, but the only limit is imagination. This is achieved through flexible window and wall placement among other innovations employed by the development team. Tasteful modern architecture can attract young professionals and become a new point of attraction for tourists. Inspired by our European colleagues’ experience we think that there is a viable method to renovate the city center with new modern buildings, while emphasizing the charm of a historical part of the old city.M3 Architects: “We think that modern architecture becomes more attractive when it includes high technology and a respect for the historical environment, as well as requirements of the future.The building should be historically identifiable. The evolution of the urban environment defines the vista of the economic and mental growth of the society.”
▼地面层装饰细节，detail on the ground floor
This style includes attention to detail and flexibility in method of construction, building materials as well as regional character and proportions, so as not to clash with existing buildings or the overall feel of the city. This building could be easily adapted for construction in another European city with similar influences. Architects pay attention to the emergence of new ideas and contemporary materials, as even historic buildings used the latest methods and materials of the time. Equally as important as fitting in with the local aesthetic, is a project that is feasible and economically viable.
▼餐厅概念设计细节，detail of the conceptual restaurant
In Odessa there is a lack of rooftop restaurants, cafes and public spaces, because of the lack of terraces in existing architecture. The model has an option for a functional rooftop terrace which maintains the existing aesthetic, while creating an enjoyable space to gather. Rooftop shape and how each individual building joins the next creates a city’s skyline, beauty for its inhabitants and an undeniable image to the outside world.
▼后院露台，terrance at the backyard
▼底层平面图，the ground floor plan
▼二层平面图/三层平面图，the first floor plan/the second floor plan
▼四层平面图/五层平面图，the third floor plan/the forth floor plan
Stage: Concept Design
Location: Odessa, Ukraine
Structure: Iron-concrete frame with foam block wall filling.
Materials: Perforated metal mesh, micro concrete, stone, wood, gunmetal finish
Lightning: Delta Light, Vibia, custom-made pendant lamps
Furniture: Custom-made furniture