Our First Step in design process after studying the Project’s context and its surroundings, was to define each and every activity that was supposed to happen in the building at any time of night and day in a list. With a close study on the list we have developed a design program. Afterwards with taking site climate, cultural context and privacy considerations into account, we have developed the program into a basis, shaping the general geometry of the building, considering structure and functionality. In design process we have avoided unnecessary details and formalism (form without meanings). This building seeks a strong sense of place in its context, and it because this notion, it builds a firm connection to its surroundings. SABA Apartment’s presence in its context is of a dynamic kind, both inspired and influencing its functionality affected by the resident’s lifestyle. In this building the resident is an actor featuring in a scenario written by the architect and is well-aware of his needs and lifestyle, fulfilling them in SABA Apartment. In this building the border between inside and out has been designed in response to the cultural context of Iranian traditions emphasizing on a bold separation between interiors and exteriors in order to achieve privacy. In addition with taking its cultural context into consideration, the design develops consonant to the contemporary architecture trends. This transnational approach results in both dynamism and variety in façade changing each time according to the resident’s needs. The dynamism and control over the façade by the residents of the SABA Apartment is the result of the borderless design, which we believe is with no doubt one of the most interesting trends in the world of contemporary architecture, creates a virtual space, bonding reality and fantasy all together.
Credits: - Client - Farahani Saba - Design Assistant - Ladan Pakzad - Metalworks - Mohammad Athari - Architect & Project Manager - Reza Sayadian - Construction Associate - Ashkan Farahani Saba - Electrical - Afshari - Design Assistant - Anahita Vazirnezami - Photography - Hossein Barazandeh - Photography - Parham Taghioff - Mechanical - Hassanzadeh - Architect - Sara Kalantary - Design Assistant - Mohammad Ghaffari - Construction Associate - Negin Razaghi - Construction Associate - Tabasom Heydari - Design Assistant - Arian Spiridonoff - Construction Superintendent - Mohammad Hossein Izadi - Design Assistant - Rojin Gahvarei - Structure - Fathi - Design Assistant - Vida Janavi