Having always been a controversial issue, generation gap has widened even further today. This gap along with other cultural and social gaps have led to the belief that living in Iran is the coexistence of diverse or even contradictory lifestyles which create a heterogeneous society. This diversity in lifestyles, particularly in such cases as private versus public, conventional versus modern, masculine versus feminine, seems to be bolder, the effects of which, in approaches to architectural design throughout history, can be observed on the relation between mass and void, hierarchy, and spatial sequencing. These differences can be viewed in the architecture of various regions in Iran – differences that normally originate in various cultural and religious ideologies alongside diverse regions in Iran.
▼外部概览，整个建筑由虚实两块相结合，exterior overview, the construction is composed with mass and void
This issue has manifested itself in the architecture of various geographical areas in Iran due to the fact that these areas had been influenced by their religious viewpoints and regional conditions. In the northern regions where social interactions could develop more freely, life flowed more commonly in public areas, and the semi-public spaces surrounding the rigid hearts of the houses. However, in the central regions of Iran, empty spaces would be situated inside the buildings, and to access them one had to pass through convoluted spaces.
▼深深嵌入内部的砖楼入口，the entrance of the brick building is pushed far to the back
▼玻璃大楼的入口前增加了一个水池，增加了其轻盈度， a pond is placed in front of the glass building, enhancing its lightness
In the twofold project of Safadasht, we tried our best to realize these dissimilarities and come up with varying methods of coordination focusing on differences in lifestyles, and link them. The client demanded an edifice on the first lot for his religious family who practiced religious rituals in the lunar months of Moharram and Ramadan, and another one on the adjacent lot intended for late-night parties. The construction which has been built in two separate adjoining structures is comprised of two buildings connected with a bridge. The first building, made of bricks, was designed for the parents, while the second building, intended for parties, and predominantly made of glass, was mostly at the disposal of the junior member of the family. The construction was designed in such a way that if the opportunity presented itself could be separated and sold.
▼一条铺路穿过两者之间成为中轴，连接两栋楼的桥廊被树枝遮盖起来，a passage way passing through two buildings, with the connecting bridge hidden behind the tree branches
▼从背面看更像是两个独立的楼，材质的对比使两者差异更大；the whole structure looks like to separate buildings from the back, the contrast in materials making the difference more outstanding
The diagram of the first building is based on a central yard with the construction surrounding it, and to accent the boundaries, brick walls and numerous windows have been employed. The diagram of the second building features a rigid core surrounded by public and semi-public spaces. Furthermore, in the party building, it has been attempted to create a fluid open space through connecting the rigid core to a suspended ceiling so as to stress the dissimilarity of these two structures.
▼玻璃楼里的砖制的硬质核心，the rigid brick heart of the glass building
▼硬质核心的后部，the back of the rigid heart
▼通向玻璃楼二层的楼梯，staircase going to the second floor of the glass building
▼砖楼一层对外的落地窗，a large window opening taking up one floor height at the facade of the brick building
▼砖楼的生活空间被放置在第二层，在楼内部用白色的材料完全包裹住，保证了其私密性，the private living spaces are placed on the second floor, enclosed by white material
▼被隐藏在白墙后的楼梯，通向二层空间和地下层；the stairs hidden behind the white wall, leading to the second floor and the underground level
▼砖楼通向后方的门，door opens to the back of the brick building
Displaying and reflecting the paradox prevalent in our daily life had been the principal challenge in this project, and the incongruity present in the structure of the project is perfectly in keeping with its contrasting applications in a way that each group with their conflicting characteristics is able to live on without disturbing the other, just as it runs through the everyday life of a single family.
▼二层平面透视图，second floor plan perspective
▼玻璃楼动线图，circulation diagram of the glass building
▼剖面透视分析图，section perspective diagram