Pardis Residential Building
Tehran, Iran

The six-storey building contains ten apartments, each measuring 120 or 130 square metres; there are also three basement levels, two for parking and the lowest for a swimming pool and gym. The project takes inspiration from hanging gardens: there are landscaped areas on the ground and first floors, and the roof is a landscaped terrace. Large portions of the exterior façades feature wood panels, many of them operable, that temper the sunlight and provide privacy; they contrast with panels of solid, turquoise-hued panels of stone quarried in Khorasan used to clad other portions of the building. The seismic-resistant structure is a bolted steel frame, and vertical circulation is provided by elevators and emergency stairs in the central core.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Tehran, Iran
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Completed 2017
2,450 m²
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