The Setare Golestan Residential Building is located on the famous North Golestan Street in the Aghdasieh neighborhood of Tehran. In this quite classy location, Zandigan Architects built apartments with high standard facilities that aim to add a high quality living experience for its residents. This apartment building is equipped with a swimming pool, a well-furnished lobby, and a party room to meet the residents' expectations.
The whole form of the building is designed as a dynamic mass with white cement finishing and thick wood nuances, in harmony with the green balconies that surround it. Judging from the morphology of the surrounding streets, passers-by can see a wide 360-degree view of the building's facade. Especially when viewed from a pedestrian point of view, the four corners of the building are the main sights. The recesses and protrusions in the 'mass of the building create a unique shape that results in a dynamic facade, not just the monotonous edges of a solid cube.
In the design process, the architect did not cut the mass of the building horizontally, instead each apartment was considered as an individual house that interacted with other apartments in 9 floors. Each apartment has large window frames and a different perspective of city and mountain views.
Adapting to the cold, semi-arid climate of Tehran's intense solar radiation, the designers considered adding second-hand openings as shade on the large windows to escape the intense summer sun. The shape chosen for the shading is inspired by the traditional shading design called “Shenashil” which can be found in Ancient Iranian houses. The pattern used is also borrowed from the clothes of the akhtaran (one of the Persian races). Complementing the unique shading design, each window and balcony is also accompanied by a large flower box in front of it. It aims to create a beautiful and pleasant atmosphere both inside and outside the building.
Warm brownstone and glossy blue tiles are used on the ground floor walls in contrast to the white of the rest of the building. Although the harmony of the materials used in the interior design of the building has a warm harmony between stone and wood and various textures are ordered to create a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere and avoid boring spaces for the occupants.
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