This apartment house has become a part of the new OAKS Prague residential estate in Nebrenice. The whole object was designed by Vivian Lee when working for the New York design studio Meier Partners.
We had to solve many technical points in detailing to maintain the architect´s aim – to get the clean aesthetic form of the building.
We used Tekla to make a 3D model with fabrication and assembly drawings of steelworks. In Tekla, we also designed balcony shading, interior and exterior staircases, glass handrail framing, attic extensions, and canopies.
We had to model all concrete structures and the facade, shading cantilevers made of timber or aluminum profiles, and glass guardrails. We used Trimble Connect as the leading CDE collaboration platform during this project.
We used steel for structures that were in our scope. The secondaries were made of aluminum, cedar timber, and glass. Closed hollow profiles were required only in welded, straight edge form. Coatings are duplexed, combining hot-hip galvanizing and final coatings. Glass fillings of handrails were inserted to U-shape aluminum profiles of the Umakov brand.
The challenging point is to cover all the different and complicated details of balcony shading where the detail was hidden in thermal splits together with different thermal expansion of used materials.