Studio Saheb, a Tehran based architectural firm, has designed this 10-unit infill apartment under the leadership of its architects Amir Reza Saheb and Maryam Shaker. It is located in Tehran, Iran, and covers a total ground area of 2,200 square meters. The project was completed in 2017.
Niloofar 22, as the project is called, is a 10-unit infill apartment. Traditionally, in Tehran, this type of building is constructed seeking to complete them swiftly, without attempting to explore new or improve upon old architectural practices. With this project, however, Studio Saheb sought to do precisely that, in order to counter this tradition and boost forward the evolution of efficient architecture.
In order to do this, the architectural firm divided the main building mass into subsections which redefined the larger whole once they were placed alongside each other in a new order.
The resulting interiors are elegant and sleek, open and luminous, giving new residents the perfect setting for a sophisticated and contemporary home. Balconies allow an easy rapport with the exterior space that surrounds the building, as well as aid in the ventilation of the interior rooms and corridors. This is how a dynamic new architectural typology was created, which could influence infill building in the future.