Golestan Apartment is located in a wide dead end, with a maximum height of 20 meter buildings close to a military area. The quiet atmosphere of the alley, which is due to its proper width and impassability, and the green tree in the courtyard, led us to pay special attention to the main pavement of the project, and use this potential to improve the quality of indoor spaces and make communication between the yard and the city. In this regard, the role of the terraces becomes more remarkable.
Increasing the number of voids provides direct light for three units in a floor, and for one of them, three separate voids on the three sides are considered. The elevators’ lobby and the middle sections of the larger units also benefit from natural light.
Creating double height terraces that do not overlook each other was a challenge that transformed the facade into stepped terraces, and was also a response to the aspect ratio of the building. The shadings, filled and empty spaces and stretching the material of facade into the interior spaces have improved the quality of living space.
By lowering the level of a part of the yard -as much as one floor-, a semi-closed secure outdoor space has been created in order to be the children's playground and a place for inhabitants to relax or have a friendly chat.
With the construction of new buildings in an alley and the destruction of old buildings, the image of the neighborhood gradually disappears, and after all, all forms completely change. In order to respect the visual memory of the people from the alley, we decided to preserve the walls of the old property and combined it with glass walls, so that the inhabitants can experience a continuous sight through the walls.