Alberto Apostoli recently designed a new housing complex in Verona, Italy called Residence Santa Caterina, whose aim is to create a community for the residents where they’d like to take a walk through.

Eco Friendly Housing Complex by Alberto Apostoli in architecture  Category

Due to the design being composed of vertical elements, the materials were simplified and a minimal use of color was incorporated.┬áThree types of siding were used on the exterior of the units to create a uniform look throughout the complex – stucco, stone, and green-stratified laminate.

Eco Friendly Housing Complex by Alberto Apostoli in architecture  Category

Eco Friendly Housing Complex by Alberto Apostoli in architecture  Category

Along the stone walkways, the landscaping incorporated plants native to the area and they encourage people to enjoy the grounds.

Eco Friendly Housing Complex by Alberto Apostoli in architecture  Category

The color scheme blends in well with the surrounding natural environment which also helps provide a sense of unity throughout.

Eco Friendly Housing Complex by Alberto Apostoli in architecture  Category

The overall design is a simple, modern complex without being over-the-top which is exactly what the architect wanted.

Eco Friendly Housing Complex by Alberto Apostoli in architecture  Category

Eco Friendly Housing Complex by Alberto Apostoli in architecture  Category

Eco Friendly Housing Complex by Alberto Apostoli in architecture  Category

Eco Friendly Housing Complex by Alberto Apostoli in architecture  Category

How’s that for mood lighting?

Eco Friendly Housing Complex by Alberto Apostoli in architecture  Category

Eco Friendly Housing Complex by Alberto Apostoli in architecture  Category

Glass staircase!

Eco Friendly Housing Complex by Alberto Apostoli in architecture  Category

Eco Friendly Housing Complex by Alberto Apostoli in architecture  Category

Photos by Maurizio Marcato.