Rooydaad Architects has renovated The Packet Residence in Isfahan, Iran.
This project was designed for the Akbari family who wanted an apartment to live together, but independently. A place where they could call each other from time to time just by opening a window or perhaps inviting one another to tea.
"Not long ago, there was a 'Sibe' surrounded by houses that accommodated relatives. There were enclosed courtyards surrounded by rooms housing families," said Rooydaad Architects. "This Sibe (the semi-public gated dead-end in ancient Isfahan) and that courtyard (the semi-private space) gave us the 'sky' and gathered us together under it."
Today, family members are scattered all over the city or world, living in apartments far from each other, therefore, The Packet Residence attempts to gift the 'sky' to today’s living space of the Akbari family.
Studio: Rooydaad Architects
Project: The Packet Residence
Credits: Zahra Armand, Mostafa Omidbakhsh, Sara Ghafoori, Mahsa SheikhAkbari, Sepideh Gholamhosseini, Pegah Kouhi, Seyed Mohammad Hassan Abtahi, Ali Nemati, Ali Gorjian, Mahsa Esmaili, Ashkan Behjoo, Shahin Jafari Danesh and Hanie Faregh Defaee