A Striking Slovakian Apartment Building

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February 20, 2014
North Star Rising—the four story brick housing project designed by the Slovak architectural firm Nice Architects—is stylish down to its reinforced concrete floor slabs.
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  Situated in Senec, a suburb of Bratislava and a popular summer destination, North Star Rising is a starkly iconic building. Jutting up into the sky, its nearly triangular design realizes the architectural possibilities of a somewhat oddly-shaped urban lot.   Courtesy of: Tomas Manina

    Situated in Senec, a suburb of Bratislava and a popular summer destination, North Star Rising is a starkly iconic building. Jutting up into the sky, its nearly triangular design realizes the architectural possibilities of a somewhat oddly-shaped urban lot. 

    Courtesy of: Tomas Manina

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  Nice Architects' approximations of the angles at which winter and summer light would enter North Star Rising guided them in their construction of the unique window casings found across the building's facade. While they maximize light, these enclosed balconies also sheltering occupants from the sounds and sights of a local road.    Courtesy of: Tomas Manina

    Nice Architects' approximations of the angles at which winter and summer light would enter North Star Rising guided them in their construction of the unique window casings found across the building's facade. While they maximize light, these enclosed balconies also sheltering occupants from the sounds and sights of a local road.  

    Courtesy of: Tomas Manina

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  While the whole building overlooks a school garden, from this resident's window, the new overlooks the old. The distant spire of a local church finds its optimal frame in the modernist design of North Star Rising. 

    While the whole building overlooks a school garden, from this resident's window, the new overlooks the old. The distant spire of a local church finds its optimal frame in the modernist design of North Star Rising. 

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  White paint complements the chic angles of North Star Rising's exterior. In a tribute to its architectural design, North Star Rising's nine spacious one bedroom apartments were filled before its completion was announced on February 17, 2014. 

    White paint complements the chic angles of North Star Rising's exterior. In a tribute to its architectural design, North Star Rising's nine spacious one bedroom apartments were filled before its completion was announced on February 17, 2014. 

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  With nearly twenty percent of the 3,370 square foot lot left for landscaping, North Star Rising offers residents sheltered indoor and outdoor spaces. The first of the building's four floors is devoted to commercial spaces, which link the building and its residents with the surrounding community.  Courtesy of: Nice Architects

    With nearly twenty percent of the 3,370 square foot lot left for landscaping, North Star Rising offers residents sheltered indoor and outdoor spaces. The first of the building's four floors is devoted to commercial spaces, which link the building and its residents with the surrounding community.

    Courtesy of: Nice Architects

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