PROJECT GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: Bagh Mashad Residential Apartments
Location: Isfahan, Iran
Architecture Firm: Bracket Design Studio [→]
Architect in Charge: Shervin Hosseini
Design Team: Mehdi Holakouee, Farzaneh Fathi, Ali Shahdadi, Parisa Haghshenas
Land Area: 295 sqm
Built Area: 1290 sqm
Structure Engineer: Farid Arab'zadeh
Mechanical Engineer : Vahid Hashem al-Husseini
Electrical Engineer: Hasan Homayuni
Executive Manager: Shahryar Shahabian
Graphic: Panah Nafisi, Arman Kajbafzadeh
Presentation: Amir Shafaei Zadeh, Arash Vafaie, Mahta Rajaei, Elnaz ShafiZadeh, Ali Etemadi
The project is located adjacent to the green space of Bagh Mashhad district and looks over the river which impacts its main face by providing the desirable light and panoramic view. The entrance of the project is located on the north side of the lot, which is at the end of a dead end. There is a mandatory set back from the second level on the north side, forced by Esfahan design codes which lead us to take advantage of this limitation to create terraces for north façade.
The lot is divided to east and west parts with a gap in between which provides vertical circulation and medial terraces. The floating traces create an attractive place to involve the perspective and become an intersection between exterior and interior spaces, like what "Eyvan" did in ancient houses. The first box on the ground floor is shifted back to the yard providing the main access to the site and moreover improving the relation of the ground floor unit to its yard.
The main challenge of the design process was how to organize spaces to have optimum use of light and view as well as interaction of varied spaces such as enclosed-open and semi-open spaces and discourse born from their relation. The façade, circulation box and outer walls, which are made of concrete, have structural and architectural role that remain exposed till operation.