the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Apartments
  4. Iran
  5. ARSH 4D Studio
  6. 2015
  7. Villa Residential Apartment / Arsh [4D] Studio

Villa Residential Apartment / Arsh [4D] Studio

  • 19:00 - 28 January, 2016
Villa Residential Apartment / Arsh [4D] Studio
Villa Residential Apartment / Arsh [4D] Studio, © Parham Taghioff
© Parham Taghioff

© Ali Daghigh © Ali Daghigh © Ali Daghigh © Ali Daghigh + 30

  • Project Manager

    Shabnam Azmoodeh
  • Construction

    Arsh [4D] Studio Ahmad Hosseinizad
  • Structural Design

    Morteza Rezaeimehr
  • Mechanical Consultant

    Ali Ghanizadeh
  • Electrical Consultant

    Ali Piltan
  • More Specs Less Specs

INTRODUCTION

Over the last 2 decades architecture in Tehran has experienced absurd transformations. Lack of profitability of industries on one hand and imposed sanctions on the other hand have exacerbated an already soaring real-estate market in the capital.

Having identified their properties as a promising investment zones, land owners with lots as small as 200 sq. (the city’s smallest size parcels) have demolished their single family houses and developed them into four and five storey middle class apartments. As a result, the city is now faced with agrowing number of infill projects whose aesthetic challenges are generally reduced to envelope design.

In this particular project, the site is located at the end of a dead-end alley and is surrounded by other buildings. It doesn’t have a view to the street and it is not seen by passersby. It is a project with no prominent façade, and therefore insignificant for most architects.

© Ali Daghigh
© Ali Daghigh

DESIGN APPROACH

To address the unique design challenges of this project we suggested the following methods:

Creating a View for a Project with No View

Located at the end of a dead-end alley and locked among other buildings, the main face of the project looks at an 18-meter high cement wall.

© Ali Daghigh
© Ali Daghigh

Inspired by the popular children’s story, “The Last Leaf”, and utilizing the talent of a street artist, we decided to paint a landscape on the cement wall and create a new view for the inhabitants.

Use of Recycled Material from the Site

The project had to replace an old brick building which existed on the site. The idea for the façade’s material comes from reusing the bricks from the old building.

When the destruction was complete, the bricks were sorted and used in the façade and parts of the building.

© Ali Daghigh
© Ali Daghigh

Façade design

Considering that the observable façade from the alley is about 3 meters width, designing progress of the mass is intended to invite the passerby toward the building.

© Ali Daghigh
© Ali Daghigh
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Villa Residential Apartment / Arsh [4D] Studio" 28 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/781058/villa-p-arsh-4d-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments