Architecture, computational design

Soft Stone

2014
Tehran / Iran

Softstone is an office building located in a developing metropolitan area. Increasing the urban density of the city centre, most of the residential units are turning into offices or commercials. These rapid changes create a mixture of activities and building typologies that put into question the proximities of non-residential units next to single houses or apartments. Within this context, Softstone, introduce an alternative and custom architectural solution for a mid-rise office project. Softstone is located among the low-rise building blocks of Tehran city centre. Rotating towards North-West, the building plot provides opportunities of receiving more daylight access during the working hours. As a result of this orientation and the heights of neighbours, the mountain chains of Tehran appears on the northern horizon of the interior vistas.