When Kiev-based architect Artem Trigubchak was contracted to design a student apartment complex on the Caribbean, he reached back to the classic formula and imagined a Brutalist building into the tropical environment.
We don’t know why, perhaps due to typical illustrations of Brazil, but we simply love the combination of the lush, vivid green tropical greenery and grey Brutalist buildings. Most probably this is why the apartment complex designed by Kiev-based architect Artem Trigubchak for the island of Grenada in the Caribbean caught our attention.
Naked Indian Drive seems like a luxury hotel at first glance, yet it’s something very different in reality. The building gives home to apartments primarily rented by the students of St. George’s University located on the island.
The four-story complex stretches on a steep slope, and thus its floors are leveled accordingly. The first floor gives home to the reception and the parking area, followed by apartments on the second floor. The third level reaches the top of the slope, with another bunch of apartments, accompanied by the co-working office and the pool. There are once again apartments on the fourth floor, and the top of the building offers a roof terrace available to all residents of the unit.
The rectangular feel of the concrete building is balanced by the arched landings of the stairwell. The interiors were designed by Kiev-based designer Lera Brumina, who complemented the grey spaces with Danish design furniture and pastel tones.