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VOID+

Firm LocationTehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Project locationTehran,Iran
Companystudio pousti
Lead ArchitectMaryam Pousti
Design TeamMelika Dezvarei, Sepehr Jafari, Amir Bakhshi, Soheil Shadi

Through drastic re-building in about 4 decades, Tehran has gone from a city of infinite gardens with its single-family dwellings, to a city of infinite apartment blocks. In a purely economically-driven construction process, the relationship between buildings and their urban fabric are lost. As memories of the place are wiped out, a metropolis with no stories left to tell takes shape. This is Tehran’s current cityscape. VOID+ tries to offer an alternative to conventional models of habitation, which has resulted in dense building envelopes that lack a dialogue with their context.