Studio Design V
Faculty: Neda Ziabakhsh
Today, public space is not always there where we expect it to be or where it is meant to be designed”. In the landscape of European cities; alongside well defined traditional public spaces, others are emerging in vacant lots, residual spaces and the spaces that the planner’s gaze has left untouched. Their residual character, their indifference to the traditional network, their tangential position to the major flows leaves them at the fringes. This new reality shifts the traditional dynamics of public life into new conditions. Tehran lacks the former type which is the quality space of traditional public space but its extensive and ever growing network of highways, valleys of greenery in between and the cauliflower-like structures of boulevards create room for impulsive and reckless occupation of space, transforming them into temporary public spaces. Vertical neighborhood tries to hypothesize a different type of quarter in Tehran with skyscraper logic with housing units.