Asef Residential, designed by Hadi Teherani office, has a simple facade interface which is yet fully engineered in detail. Consisting of stone material alongside large glass openings, this project needed to be perfect especially at the interfaces of these two different materials. That is why the major parts of the engineering process focused on designing substructure details and minimizing fittings and joints, as well as providing solutions to maximize the usage of each floor area.
In this project, dry techniques have been used to connect all stone parts which are about 40 cm protruded from the glass surface. In addition, the stone size and modulation have been designed in a way that provides the architect with the largest possible dimensions and meanwhile, meets the critical requirements for long-period operation.
Some examples of details designed for this project are shown in the following pictures. The purposes of designing these substructures were to provide required supports for glass handrail, stone fittings, and windows, and to come up with solutions for airtightness and drainage at the same time.
In this project, the primary goal of executive instruction was to manufacture different parts in a way that the most possible prefabrication and production control in the factory could be achieved, and the steel substructure panels could be transferred to the site and installed in the intended places.