Jenny Einhorn | Week 11
In this example, timber is not used as a structural element, however it is not purely superficial either. The wood is utilized to provide custom shade to the residences of the Saba Apartments. And it adds aesthetic quality with its wavy design.
The Apartment Building is located in Heravi Square, Tehran. It has a very warm climate so the goal is to provide natural light while limiting heat absorption. It is a modern version of a wooden shutter, it is customizable to the user, they may adjust the shades to block out the sun, let in the sun, and display their own personal design preference to be visible on the exterior of the building.
I like the idea of customization in apartment buildings rather than being one of many, residence are able to add their own touch to the facade of the building, the architect’s TDC, is relinquishing some control over to the residences, however it still reads as coherent as a whole. It is displaying a wooden curtain on the exterior rather than interior.