The concept of this project is based on spreading out the spaces of the program and combining them in section. This was done with the target of finding a unique organization among spaces that would create a proportionate residential building complex in terms of uniqueness and quality while applying the standards of common areas throughout. Normally residential buildings and the division of lots in the city of Tehran produce continuous rows of infill buildings facing the north and south, narrow in width and with insufficient sunlight. These city lots, not so long ago, were usually the same areas in which private residential homes were built with a maximum density of 2 family dwellings. Currently inappropriate building codes related to the allowable built area of a city lot (%60 of the northern area of a city lot permitted) can only fully accommodate single dwelling units in terms of providing sufficient sunlight and spatial quality.
The goal of this project was to best divide the overall area and limited sunlight of the building among 7 residential units. Normally the division of these types of buildings is done such that each floor is dedicated to 1 residential unit or sometimes 2 and in some cases even more. In the first case, the unit area is so large that it exceeds local demand, and in other cases with more units per floor, the spatial quality decreases due to low amounts of sunlight that can be provided and lower standards that can be applied to the common areas, e.g., parking & recreation areas. This in turn has allowed for the design of different and unique plans among the units of each of the floors with the façade and geometric composition reflecting a random organization.
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