Danial / Reza Sayadian + Sara Kalantary

  • 24 Oct 2012
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© Alireza Behpour

Architects: Reza Sayadian + Sara Kalantary
Location: ,
Associate Architect: Hamidreza Razmaria
Year: 2012
Area: 1,344 sqm
Construction: tdcoffice
Structure: Mohammad Fathi
Client: Nazila Ansari
Photographs: Alireza Behpour

© Alireza Behpour

Danial apartment is located in North east district of Tehran. The neighborhood that Danial is constructed used to be summer houses and gardens and as Tehran expanded, the gardens were destroyed and trees where replaced by buildings. SO We decided to put back nature, being bold and remind people of lost nature.

© Alireza Behpour

The whole exterior facade is consisting of 20 tree-like panels. Each floor’s façade is covered by 4 of the panels which complete each other two by two, all installed on two rails which can be moved manually all along the rails horizontally, providing infinite choices to the resident who can control the panels from inside.

© Alireza Behpour

The variety in shapes of facade ,added by sunlight angels, have an unique effect on the interior,since by every inch of movement we have a new lighting and shadow dancing. We used the idea of shadow to design the ceiling and walls as you can see in the picture. The second layer of façade is covered by large windows, permitting a close connection to the city.

© Alireza Behpour

Danial is set on 320 square meter rectangular shaped land. The plan was constructing a 7 –story building covering 1344 sqm, including 5 residential apartments in 5 volumes, each volume covers 165 sqm. Parking and main entrance are located on Ground floor and recreation facilities (indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi) are set in the basement


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Cite: "Danial / Reza Sayadian + Sara Kalantary" 24 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=285131>
  • Rade Lalic

    Great work, composition, detailing, the whole house looks like a sculpture!

  • ramin atabaki

    From all that clutter in Tehran…Your work is outstanding and functional ! It is mature and artistic!! Hope to see it in person on my next visit to Tehran…Keep up the good work.


  • behnam

    very good

  • Vanessa Ivanovs

    Beautiful project! Amazing ceiling, panels, everything!

  • abbas

    is very good
    mer 30
    بسیار عالی

    • ehsan nikdel


  • Avantgarde

    In my school of thought, building is a unique idea, needs a sense of continuity and integration. Although it is good project But A good connection between “Plan”, “Exterior” and “Landscape” can not be found.

  • Mahbod Biazi

    I will have to agree with Avantgarde here. Given the context of Tehran and the neighbourhood the building face is relatively considerable, but the interior spaces do not connect to the exterior of the building. Merely adding faceted surfaces to the interior of a building does not make it conceptually stronger.

  • negar

    i proud of you :) wish to be lucky , guys :)
    kheili khoshhalam ke karaye bachehaye dakhele iran ro tooye in site didam! va yek lahze be khodam balidam :) merc

  • reza

    karetoon aaalie…:)

  • ali

    very nice
    vaghan zibast manam kheyli khoshhal shodam
    kash ye asrae memariye azim darmorede khalije fars sakhte mishod
    ta be araba sabet beshe

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  • meysam

    Great work. attractive building.

  • Gandom sedehi

    Perfect architecture.


    kheili zibas

  • Parissa Khosravi

    My favorite project in this year … Great

  • farshid 7

    this project is so great

  • farshid 7

    this projest is so graet

  • mehdi keshvari

    so cute , so nice ,,, totaly very very Good !!!!!!!!!!

  • Abbas R

    besyar ziba va ali,,,you guys are the best

  • zahra rastgari

    nice idea. so great…

  • Maryam hz

    awlie kollan…be khosoos tanavoiy ke ba saieha ijad mishe…:)

  • Emil


  • Sajad A.Balderlu

    despite lots of energy and time spent on main facade it looks clumsily to me.
    may be the metal was not a good choice for in-window particles(it’s not flexible so aesthetically we face a drastic abstraction of trees), or why not to find a better way to reflect context trees.
    as seen the triangular pattern strongly spreads to the interior decor,absolutely unnecessary.
    even now reviewing photos show the same clumsily ugliness.