An Apartment based on rural architecture
The design goals of the project based on inspiring and respecting the local and indegionous architecture of Iran- Gilan. For the design of the facade, through analysis of geometric characteristics of rural houses , we followed and traced the model of continuous elements, and the horizontal and vertical rhythm in them. and the old "Zegali" rural construction system found in Guilan- Iran.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The client's demands were to use several different typologies of residential units. One of the most important indicators in the design was a special consideration of green spaces and the preservation of old trees. One of the factors encouraging residents to use balconies is the fact they're not overlooked by the neighboring buildings. In this project, a sufficient level of privacy was achieved with the help by the use of trees as shields, creating a pattern and glazed wall.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in April 2013 and finished in August 2016. Located in Gilan province, Iran
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Natural Stone, Wood, Aluminum panel
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Site Area: 438 sqm Built Area: 1618 sqm floors: 6 3 types of residential units
Rural, Iran, vernacular, architecture, residential, apartment
Due to the rapid urbanization in Gilan, Rasht, like many cities in the country has witnessed an accelerated urbanism lacking comprehensive planning. During a short time-span, farmlands have been transformed into residential areas; and access roads within villages are now streets. Due to the expensive price of these lands, and in order to make the maximum possible profit, little space is left for greenery and vegetation. In such a populated city, with buildings being so close to one another, leaving little privacy for their inhabitants, the freedom to use joint space and terraces for was has become limited. Therefore communities have ended up living in closed apartments often with small open areas, as opposed to the traditional rural houses with vast open and semi-open spaces.
This project's challenge was the provision of living quality of residential apartment units in one of the most densely populated cities in Iran. One of the most important indicators in the design was a special consideration of green spaces and the preservation of old trees that rise up to the roof in height. Due to the humid climate and the need for ventilation these semi-open spaces are very functional and the major part of family life flows through them for approximately half of the year. The existence of various openings in enclosed rooms, considering the dominant north-south wind flow, made it possible to provide natural ventilation for the building.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
pejman tayebi, mohammad tayebi
Nima Barandoost, Pejman Tayebi, Parham Taghioff