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Lviv Polytechnic National University Department of Architectural Design and Engineering
Lviv Polytechnic National University Department of Architectural Constructions
Lviv Polytechnic National University

The article deals with the specifics of planning decisions for large apartments, peculiarities of the formation of space-planning structure, their functional filling, interconnections of functional zones and rooms, their parameters and object filling. Large area apartments need a special approach in the process of the formation of their space-planning structures in order to make planning solutions more effective and attractive. This article is carried out the analysis of modern planning decisions of premises with an area of more than 150 m² and revealed the basic tendencies of formation of rational spatial decisions.

 In this article, large area apartments are apartments the total area of which is about 150 m² or more. Such an indicator is rather conditional and only approximately differentiates the elite-class apartments from the business-class apartments. Moreover, it makes them comparable to the area of the most demanded single-family homes, as the closest competitors in terms of comfort. In addition, the study focuses on the single-level apartments, which rational planning decisions poses more complex problems for the architects and designers.

Potential residents of such apartments are persons who can afford very expensive housing and look for individuality, special unique accents in planning solutions. Therefore, when designing such apartments, it is necessary to consider the possibilities of flexible planning solutions that can be adapted for different residents, with different financial capabilities, needs, preferences, tastes, both at the stage of construction and during their running, including numerous possible changings of owners.


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