The CityLife Residences designed by Zaha Hadid Architects are constructed in the Fiera di Milano area of Milan, Italy. The residences is situated in a specific area that looks onto the public park, CityLife, which is located towards the north and west side.

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The residence also consist of seven buildings that ranging between five to thirteen stories and are emphasize by the curvilinear profile of their balconies as well as well as the gradual transition between the roofs and the upper leveled units, where the roofs can potentially be used as terraces.

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The materiality evokes a lifestyle surrounded by the a dynamic fluid movement of light and smooth textures. The residences also provides a variety of housing spaces, each with different accommodations to suit an individuals’ specific needs.

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The units range in size from a two bedroom apartment to one that works with large extended families and also one of twin-leveled loft spaces. A unique way to incorporate large family living in an urban setting. The interiors of each units have the ability to extend its functionality onto an outdoor terrace that faces towards an energetic cityscape views.

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The buildings also focuses on the concept of communal living and provides access to services for the residences and specific amenities throughout the day. It also provides individuals with a quick access to main roads creating a  kind of integrated passage way to the city’s infrastructure. The residences addresses the need of creating a compact familial style living that can adjust and adapt to the city’s urban fabric.

By Amal Dirie

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