Creative solutions with a twist

Tehran, Iran 13Chenar Residential


13Chenar Residential


Mr Rahiminejad




Tehran | Iran


Head Architect: Maziar Dolatabadi
Lead Architect: Moein Nikaeen
Design Team: Bashir Zahedi Shima Sherafati Faeghe Khalili
Detail Design: Deniz Ebrahimi Azar
3D Design & Rendering : Saeid Yousefvand
Visualizer: Tina Shahnazari
Drawing: Marjan Mirkheshti Soroush Ketabi
Detail Consultant: Ali Tirgan
The 13Chenar residential project referred to us when the construction process was suspended due to the client dissatisfaction. The building was designed by bubble deck system which liberates the interior from structural elements and moved them toward the edges of slabs.
They just finished the fourth slab when they asked us to revise their project. We refused to design just a simple facade and proposed a serious set of changes both in architecture and facade. Because of the imposed structural system limitation in making hollows, we decided to focus on the edges of the building and define a hierarchy from outside in. In order to do so, we designed all the units requirements in the space between the core and the shear walls and considered the legal console area as a different kind of space.
So we applied our layer concept to this added area. The layer concept consists of curtain wall, vault abstraction, window and shear wall respectively from outside in. All of those elements are placed on the 1.5 m depth consoled slab. This led us to a flexible space that the end user could organize it all by himself. After that, we rearrange the interior and attune it with the new facade. Consequently, we had to change the whole mechanical system in order to work with the new architecture plan. So the residents can use the ring around their unit independently and have their privacy at the same time. The result is a 3D dynamic facade that provides inbetween spaces, instead of a 2D flat typical one.
We believe that this kind of spaces that were eliminated from our houses decrease the satisfaction rate of our homes and by refunding these kinds of spaces to people we can easily reinforce their connection with nature and their own homes. This ring embraces the building periphery and gives every unit a distinctive characteristic. It also expands through inside the house spaces sometimes and enriches the quality of the facade. Subsequently, we designed a building that the residents themselves and their lives are the elements of dynamism in facade and respecting their privacy simultaneously.
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