Sa’adatabad Residential Complex
Area : 20,000 SQM
Loction : Tehran , Iran
Status : Concept Design
Design year : 2018
Dwellings in Tehran have shifted from personal villas to apartment buildings as most cities have had a vertical growth and that the value of unoccupied urban fields has increased.
one to two-story personal flats are being replaced by vertical residential complexes, housing many families instead of just one. Even though they assure residents an ultimate quality of life they fail to do so, and in fact, they lack quality and have insufficient space for inhabitants. These apartments offer a compact way of living part of this is due to the high population density and also incorrect architectural housing strategies. This has resulted in a mediocre way of living for every single citizen today.
In this project, the site does not solely act as a two-dimensional field but it is a 3-dimensional volume. Thus, the project should grow within this 3D volume that connects the two voids one facing the north and the other facing the south. It is not a solid form, but the result is a flexible building growing upwards Its core structural units are smart surfaces that make the entire vertical structure within the 3D volume habitable, just like a living creature. These surfaces provide sufficient daylight and ventilation for all residential units. One of the most important features of this project is the circulation system which is inspired by the one seen in individual houses. Inhabitants in villas can have access to every corner around the villa including the garden. This experience is also brought to this project due to the existence of green paths and terraces. The project is indeed, a residential complex integrated with a vertical garden, the circulation in every floor is flexible. The orientation of a single room can affect the spatial organization of the entire complex.