PROJECT GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: Barka Residential Building
Location: Tehran, Iran
Architects in Charge: Hasan Soltanpour, Behzad Adineh
Date: 2011 - 2013
Site Area: 192 sqm
Ground Floor Area: 157 Sqm
Built Area: 890 sqm
Building Type: Residential
Structural Consultant: Mr. Hashemi - Stronghold Company
Mechanical & Electrical Consultant: Mr. Kokabi
Constrcution Company: Bode' Penhan Co.
Executive Manager: Eng.Mehdi Shakouri
Executive Team: Mehdi Shakouri - Faraj Aziz khani
Supervisors: Behzad Adineh, Hasan soltanpour
Contractor: Bode' Penhan Co.
Photographer: Hamidreza Poushfam
Awards: Honorable Mention in Memar Grand Award, in the section of Residential Apartment Category - 2014
Design idea The functional strategy of the design in this land that receives light in both north and south sides , put the private zone in the north side and the public zone in the south side, both with ideal light. The service zone was located between these two parts. Having faced the function like this, we caused such clearness in planning without any complicated expression. This clarity is presented in the façade too, by unifying the body elements of the project (facade, roof, the wall of parking floor and the yard). The outcome was a double-skin glass façade. This panoramic façade has made a completely transparent shell in the wall. By designing a middle space between the outdoor bright environment and the hall, the connection of inside and outside the building was purified. This quality was made by both altering the amount of light in these spaces which was done by the glass balconies located in the interspace.
- Unique Properties / Project Description
Structure and installation in general: post tension structure is used in this building to provide longer spans and more useful spaces inside the building. Using this structure brought out other advantages, like having the best parking spaces and also preparing the better layout for inner spaces. Heating packeges and ducted splits are used as heating and cooling systems in this project. To remove the radiators , the gayser of the package was linked to coil of the splits, so that all the heating and cooling systems were located in the suspended ceiling space.
- Production/ Realization Technology
Using post tension structure to eliminate the central columns. Using a buffer space which is a link between the outdoor environment and inner space , and also is a suitable place for sitting and watching the outside of the building. Locating balconies for having more communication with the outdoor environment. Opting glass as the material of the balconies to prevent from breaking the harmony of the transparent façade of the building. Consistency in presenting the external elements: using the specific forms in linking the elements. In the façade of the project.