Buzanova Apartments is a new housing block developed by 3LHD, the architecture, and urban planning studio, in cooperation with the client, VMD model. This residential apartment building is situated in the center of Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, five minutes walking distance from Kvaternik Square, in a quiet street with an abundance of greenery, but within reach of the amenities that this lovely Croatian city has to offer.
Wall Mural by Mario Kolaric
The architectural concept of this residential building is inspired by the pure form of Zagreb Lower Town blocks. With classic elegance and proportion of openings, the block consists of two volumes on the corner of two peaceful, urban green streets.
A load-bearing façade and central structural cores with staircases allow flexible and adaptable apartment floor plans. Therefore, apartment designs can be easily transformed and personalized according to the client’s ideas.
Large window openings positioned within emphasized frames are the key style feature of the facade design. The idea behind these large openings that combine windows, balconies, and loggias was to create interiors flooded with natural light that provide beautiful views. Reinforcing the purity of the structure’s form, the facade features only two materials: aluminum window frames and ceramic tiles.
This residential design project offers a higher standard of living, apart from spacious high-end apartments and large windows, it has additional specific features. The ground floor with commercial, retail and hospitality amenities is public, while the entrance lobbies for residents are separate and private.
Wall Mural by Miron Milic
Each of the entrance spaces is painted with a mural done by a selected young Croatian artist, further enhancing the artistic element of the living experience. A parking garage for all of the residential units and commercial spaces is located underground, together with other service and technical facilities and storage units.
Wall Mural by Ena Jurov
Apartments vary in structure and size, from the smallest with 75m2 to the largest penthouse apartment with 220m2. Each apartment has an outdoor open-air space: a loggia, balcony or a terrace for enjoying the peace and greenery that surround this high-end residential building. Panoramic large windows open the interiors and allow communication with the environment. Apartment units are furnished with high-quality equipment to ensure the maximum comfort of living.
Photos by Jure Zivkovic
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