Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

Tehran is growing through the transformation of small family houses to apartment buildings, destroying the city view and resulting in a limited depth of view in new buildings. Modern buildings in Tehran are usually the same shapes covered with different envelopes. In this project, we tried to break normal boundaries of construction and incorporate architectural strategies responsive to its surroundings to create a more interactive lifestyle by focusing on environmental factors like light, view, and topography.

Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

Photography: Parham Taghioff

SABA building stands out in its surrounding as it creates an urban platform for users to interact and due to its visual appeal. SABA is a nine-story office building located in the north of Tehran, Iran. Organic urban tissue of the neighborhood along with the development of high-rise buildings has destroyed the city view, resulting in a limited depth of view in normal buildings.
In this project, which is limited by a high building in the north and a narrow dead-end street and two-story buildings in the south, we aimed for maximum view for our users. To reach this goal, we expand our building along the southern street. Proportions of the site helped us in designing the building in two blocks on the sides and using the middle area for circulations. Staircase and elevation are the vertical circulations and suspended bridges to connect two blocks are the horizontal circulations.

Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

Photography: Parham Taghioff

The open area, which is located between two blocks at ground floor, also use as a public deck and expected to help increasing urban depth of view and give users the opportunity to interact. Different approaches were applied to two blocks to adapt various needs of users. This dual characteristic of the project is displayed in its façade;
The western façade has a rigid form with more limited openings. In the case of material, we used a neutral color and a rough texture stone for this block. Eastern block, on the other hand, design with maximum transparency, as it is the connection of our project to the city and pedestrians can see it from the adjacent street. Moreover, we design a café-restaurant as a public space at the street level of this connection.

Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

Brick Installation

This block is also rotated to open the view of the city to our project. We also added a second brick shell to control sun radiation in our office units. We chose brick as a local material and used in a modern style, as a warm color for more attraction. The arrangement of brick columns is a respond to urban openings around the site. Wherever there is an appropriate view, brick columns distance each other and frame the attractive view.
We experienced different ways to install the brick columns and tried to find the best distance and rotation angle to achieve the useful natural lighting for the interior and the appropriate view from inside. We also used a naked glass curtain wall as a movement to show a guideline to the main entrance and maximum transparency for store and lobby area to show how open is the project to the city.

Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

Photography: Parham Taghioff

Project Info:
Architects: 7Hoor Architecture Studio, SBAD office
Location: Teherán, Iran
Lead Architects: Babak Khabaz- Babak Gholizadeh
Design Team: Parastoo Piray- Mahsa Mojtabavi zadeh
Area: 2600.0 m2
Project Year: 2019
Photographs: Parham Taghioff
Manufacturers: Vitra, Venus glass
Project Name: Saba Office Building

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Photography: Parham Taghioff

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Brick Installation

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Exploded Diagram

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Process Diagram

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Elevation

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Section

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Plan

  • Saba Office Building | 7Hoor Architecture Studio + SBAD office

    Site Plan

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