This office unit with an area of 150 square meters is located on the sixth floor of a 24-unit building. This building consisted of a simple glass box; even the simple details of the curtain wall were not solved in its facade.
Plus, notable space development has yet to be done in the plan; the space contains four rooms without any particular connection. The only remarkable thing about this building is its beautiful view of the mountains in the north of Tehran that the designer was utterly indifferent to this point because upon entering the unit, the user is faced with many doors and closed spaces that need more light. In addition, the unit’s short roof also exacerbates this issue.
There were several issues in the new physical plan of the employer, which is a building contracting company. First, we started with the spatial diagram, organized the interior spaces, and tried to create proper connections between different areas. At this stage, the entire walls and false ceilings were destroyed, and its magnificent skeleton was evident after the destruction. At this moment, our idea started to form. Due to the employer’s job, we decided to show the whole building’s details.
In the new space, where everything is supposed to be like a construction materials workshop with accurate details, we no longer want to enclose the areas the employer requires in vertical walls. Different layers are placed on top of each other. First, the skeleton is cleaned, the fireproof resin is applied, and the layers of facilities, including air channels, water and drain pipes, and an electrical network, are formed. To understand everything at first glance, color coding is also done.
Air ducts and vents are blue, fan coil drain pipes are yellow, and electrical metal pipes are exposed. Even spaces become static and dynamic layers. All the rooms are occupied without visual interruption, and only four cubes that connect the interior spaces and the stop in them are created as stop boxes.
The waiting space cube, the “Think Tank” cube, the internal manager’s cube, and the CEO’s rest cube are islands in this public space. The level of these cubes is set higher than the overall floor level to make it more fluid. However, to maintain the integrity of the space created with difficulty, the floor material of these spaces is also different. These cubes try to have the least visual impact. For this purpose, they create a dynamic mechanism within themselves. Transparent rail doors connect them with the fluid space around them. Still exposing bare details, the project is no longer concerned with covering and hiding the fittings, but in a new layout, it frames them with the facilities and electricity.