Located to the east of Tehran,Iran in a harsh industrial setting, Steel Form Factory’s multi-purpose building is aimed at providing a pleasant space fulfilling several functions, comprising of two offices, two residential units, a showroom and several locker rooms.
When the architects were commissioned the job, the first floor structure was implemented and the team was asked to design within a tight budget, fulfilling several functions in a small land. Therefore, a cubic simple form was chosen as the dominant mass to match the industrial neighborhood fabric while reducing the expenditures.
As the building site was located in an industrial context and adjacent to the steel factory, the initial challenge seemed to be controlling the noise and vibration of the factory and its machinery.
This amount of noise and vibration was against the client’s willing functions such as residential suites and offices. Hence, the design process initiated from answering the question of how it is possible to create peaceful spaces in such industrial context.