The Street phenomenon is one of the most naïve and romantic topics in architectural practice. Regarding the “Parkoran-C” the designer reproduced this concept provocatively to provide an alternative life style for the woman/man of modern era, who is more isolated day after day. The balance between privacy and social interaction is the key issue in this perspective.
The design is composed of recreational green areas between 3 blocks in a direct relation with the housing units and permeable passages between the inner streets and out door spaces. Project has 38 units of 2+1 types and 78 units of 1+1 type housing. The main indoor circulation is free of corridors of typical apartment blocks. It is full of well balanced sun light, playing shadow games with planting. The air is able to flow between floors to sustain natural ventilation. While walking through this inner space, water sound enables to generate a peaceful environment. Planting and material selections, provides noise control through the galleria.
Housing units designed in such a way that they are both isolated enough regarding to the necessary privacy and close enough to articulate inhabitants to common social area of interaction. Passages connecting the out door recreational areas and the indoor common spaces side by side with the street concept, generates a network that enriches the pedestrian access to each and every zone of the settlement.
It is about the possibility to read a book just one step away from your home, while rain drops tickle to the glass roof over your head, trough an early spring afternoon, a cup of coffee in your hand a nice hello from a familiar face passing by. It is about dreaming of other relations, other habits, rather then staying alone and watching TV. “Parkoran-C” proposes spaces respecting the privacy of house and interaction potential of public spaces.Architect: ACE Architecture, Consulting & Engineering Co. Ltd
Project name: Parkoran-C