Residential Complex – Final Studio Program
Independent – 2016 summer
University of Tehran – Department of Architecture
Instructor: Ghasem Motalebi
More than 70% of the Tehran’s urban body is residential, repetitive boxes built to gain the most living area out of land, this is a residential designing experience regarding the private and social life of each individual.
The ambition has led architecture to its ultimate function, the creation of Symbolic spaces that accommodate the persistent desire of collectivity.
The building needs to interact with the context in 3 different layers human, architecture and nature.
A transparent/translucent and high roof space on street level in direct contact with the pathways. A square grid,
A square grid, abided from the cubic architecture of surroundings, a multi-level green roof which continues on the facade and connects to the greenery of the city. The synthesis of the roof garden and the transparent space is a green pathway starting from the street and growing up on the facade to finally reach the roof garden.
The synthesis of the roof garden and the transparent space is a green pathway starting from the street and growing up on the facade to finally reach the roof garden.
Each unit is uniquely interacting with its neighbors and forming a collective whole. The whole building forms a transition from artificial to natural, from private to public.
All peripheral parts are public and as one penetrates the building and reach the central parts, spaces become more private. The outer units are more extroverted and the inner units are more introverted.
Two elevators, one staircase, and open stairs coming down from the roof garden to the yard and plants coming down alongside them on the facade. Each unit is unique both inside and in the way it is placed and connected to the whole. Some of them open to a corridor, some open to a void and some directly open to the green facade.