Name: Apartment in Burqa (Burqa-clad apartment)/
Location: Isfahan, Iran/
Architecture firm: Sarvestan Group/
Architects: Naser Hassanpour, Saeid Foroughi/
Design team: Shima Moshiri, Mahsa Torkan, Setareh Pourmesdaghi
Site area: 214 sqm
Built area: 740 sqm/
Structure: Mohammad Nilipour
Electrical/ Mechanical: Mehdi Raeiszadeh
Executive manager: Nader Hassanpour
Executive team: Nader Hassanpour, Ashkan Razpoush Baghaei/
Graphic: Mohammad Javad Julyee/
3D: Mahsa Torkan
Materials: Brick, Aluminum Composite
Client: Mohammad Shiran
Budget: 260.000 USD
- Honorable mention, Third National award for Brick in contemporary architecture, 2021-Tehran
- 1st place (shared), in the second national house award, 2021-Tehran
Photos: Negar Sedighi/
From our point of view, the most attractive capacity of the project from which the design story should have started was the connection between the project facade and the neighbor across the street, which was only 8 meters away from our project facade. Given this special capacity, the restrictive urban norms of Isfahan were the main design challenge. According to these criteria, the quality and access of the building to light and landscape are faced by the alley depending on the neighbor's consent, and this was a long-term dispute between the previous owner of our project and the neighbor.
Contrary to popular belief that the window is the only option for demarcating the inside and the outside, the burqa apartment in our middle space between the inside and the outside is the most suitable alternative to the unpleasant burqa-like windows. A space that, while providing light, greenery, and ventilation, is a space where the openings of houses can be opened. Therefore, several terraces were opened to this space and by removing parts of the floor, different floors were connected to each other and the spaces were opened to the sky.
Burqa-clad apartment tries to criticize the criteria that, regardless of the qualities of human social interactions and the principles of physical aesthetics, leads Isfahan to a city where buildings are covered with a gloomy face and taken from the urban space, not only to As an architectural product but also as a critical effect on improving urban appearance.
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