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Project Name: Park Residential Building
Location: Tehran,Iran
Type: Residential
Architecture firm: Pargar Architecture and Design
Architect in charge: Behzad Heidari, Shirin Samadian
Design team: Maryam Gholami, Anahid Ghasemi, Nikrouz Seyedi Design Team:
Date: 2014- 2016
Site area: 1500 sqm
Built area: 370 sqm
Supervisor: Behzad Heidari
Construction: Behzad Heidari
Structure: Jalal-al-din Sajadian
Electrical: Mahdi Ghandilzadeh
Mechanical: Arash Mojabi
Client: Dr Azizi
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

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Barit Residential Building

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Name: Barit Residential Building
Location: Tehran, Iran
Type: Residential
Architecture firm: Pargar Architecture and Design Studio
Architects: Behzad Heidari, Shirin Samadian
Design team: Najmeh Etemadi, Milad Hasanzadeh
Date: 2017 - 2018
Site area: 680 sqm
Built area: 2800 sqm
Structure: Hossein Sharif
Mechanical: Majid Bakhtiari
Electrical: Mahdi Ghandilzadeh
Construction: Mohammadreza Sharif
Executive manager: Mohammadreza Sharif
Supervisor: Behzad Heidari
Materials: Brick, stone, thermowood
Graphic: Leyla Azizi
Client: Iran Barit Group
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

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Villa Wall

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Project Name: Villa Wall
Location: Taft, Iran
Type: Residential
Construction Project Manager: Amir Shahrad
Architects: Amir Shahrad
Date: 2013 - 2015
Site Area: 600 sqm
Built Area: 220 sqm
Civil Engineer: Eng. Ize
Mechanical Engineer: Eng. afshin Doostan
Electrical Engineer: Eng. Omid Ardalan
Supervisor: Amir Shahrad
Construction: Eng. Payam Rahnamai
Client: Dr. Shahdi
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

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Ivan-Khaneh

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Project Name: Ivan-Khaneh
Location: Shahinshahr, Isfahan, Iran
Type: Residential
Architecture firm: Piramun Architectural Office
Architect in charge: Behrouz Shahbazi
Design team: Ahmad Musavian, Masih Moshkforoush
Date: 2015 - 2017
Site area: 273 sqm
Built area: 410 sqm
Civil engineering: Eng. Surani
Executive manager: Dr. Mehdi Amuyi
Supervisor: Behrouz Shahbazi, Ahmad Musavian
Materials: Stone, Brick
Client: Dr. Mehdi Amuyi
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

Awards:

- Finalist in Memar award, single residential category, Tehran, 2017
- Finalist in 2A Asian Architectural Award, Germany, 2017

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The Ivan-Khaneh is the example of where the former single-story townhouse prototype meets the recently popular multi-story building characteristics without losing spatial qualities, such as the opportunity of outdoor living. The urban fabric, in which this project is located, initially consists of single-story housing blocks with 60% of floor area positioning in the middle of the building plot in a way that leaves a 10% open area on the north and a 30% open area on the south.

New mid-raised developments still follow the same prototype of land use. Located in Shahin-shahr, a suburban area in Isfahan, Iran, Ivan-Khaneh provides a total of 410 m2 living spaces for two families in the form of a three-story building located on a 273 m2 plot.

Borrowing the theory of prospect-refuge, Ivan-Khaneh is a juxtaposition of open, semi-open, and closed spaces that provide the capacity of observe (prospect) without being seen (refuge). The application of this theory first emerges in the form of a big veranda on the northern side of the house facing outside where a vast green space exists.

While providing a pleasant view for the occupants, a curtain controls and limits the outsiders view on the other side. In addition to that, a series of open and semi-open spaces including the entrance garden, rooftop terrace, and sleeping deck (Mahtabi) make unique spatial relationships that correspond to daily needs and activities of the occupants such as cooking, kids’ playing, reading, enjoying the view, sleeping, etc.

Malek Residential Building

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Name: Malek Residential Building
Location: Isfahan, Iran
Type: Residential
Architecture Firm: Piramun Architectural Office
Architects in charge: Behrouz Shahbazi, in collaboration with Mehran Gharaati
Design team: Annahita Shadkam, Masih Moshkforoush in collaboration with Kimia Valiani
Date: 2013 - 2017
Site area: 303 sqm
Built area: 850 sqm
Structure: Majid Khosravi
Mechanical: Iman Emami
Construction: Zibā Sāzān inc.
Executive manager: Rasoul Kiani
Supervisor: Behrouz Shahbazi, Masih Moshkforoush
Contractor: Rasoul Kiani
Materials: Stone, Wash concrete
Client: Zahra Saberianfar & partners
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

Award:

-3rd place at Memar award, apartment residential category, held by Memar magazine, 2017

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The Malek apartment building is located in ‘Malek’ neighborhood in Isfahan, Iran, on a 303 m2 lot, of which the building occupies 180 m2 as its footprint. The project mandate was to incorporate six apartments within the 4-story height allowed by the city bylaws. After much studies and analysis of various options, as well as examining the limitations and setbacks, four apartments (90 m2 each) were placed on the first two floors, while two large units (180 m2) were designed on the upper two floors.

Design Principles (Concept)

The 'purely functional and spare' ideology of the Modern Architecture suggests that the house spaces can be divided into two distinct domains, namely 'public' and 'private' sections. However, the way in which the public and private spaces are connected to each other would without doubt affect the readiness of the inhabitants for interaction with each other, as well as the extent of each individual's privacy at the same time. It can be argued that an overly functional divide between 'private' and 'public' spaces in contemporary Iranian houses has led to the development of excessive individualism, threatening the quality 'family life.'

The project aimed at improving the human interactions among the inhabitants. Therefore, a 'spectrum of domains', as opposed to the two strict 'private' and 'public' sections, was created, including 'cozy-with-family', 'private-with-friends', 'family private', and 'alone-private'. For example, any personal activity that does not necessarily need 'privacy' would best fit in a 'family private' space, such as recreational reading, sewing, playing, ironing, and the like.

In this, the 'public' domain plays a central role as the organising space, centering the 'private' domains, which reflects the role of 'family' at the heart of the home (as opposed to merely functional house). To materialize this idea, the living area in the third-floor apartment is designed at the center of the unit, while in the top unit it transfers into a cozy open space (courtyard), to bring in the sky into the living space. In both units all other spaces are formed revolving around the central public space. In fact, organising living spaces around a core 'public' area is nothing new, and there is historical precedent for it in the traditional Iranian Housing typology in central Iran, where the layout of houses were formed like a Greek cross, the center of which was where the family gathered, and rooms located in each arm of the cross.

Yast Khaneh

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Project Name: Yast Khaneh
Location: Safaeiye, Yazd, Iran
Type: Residential
Design Type: Renovation
Architects in charge: Mohammad Khavarian, Amir Shahrad
Design Team: Sadaf Ghanavizbaf
Date: 2014 - 2016
Site Area: 800 sqm
Built Area: 1300 sqm
Civil Engineer: Eng. Shahin Abbasi
Mechanical Engineer: Eng. Ehsan Alvansaz Yazdi
Electrical Engineer: Eng. Mohhebolkhames, Eng  Mirzaee
Construction: Mohammad Moshref
Supervisor: Amir Shahrad, Mohammad Khavarian
Client: Mrs. Rassaf
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

Award:

- Finalist in Memar Award, in the category of Renovation, 2016
- Shortlisted in Asia architecture award, in old and new category, 2016

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The project is a ten-year old residential building in new context of city of Yazd that was referred to the architect during the final stages of reconstruction by another team, due to client’s dissatisfaction with the outcome.We started the process with evaluation of the improper functions Juxtaposition and proceed to problems like lack of harmony, identity and unity in building facade (just like other buildings in Yazd new city textures).

Regarding the building location on the corner of a junction and having two western and northern facades, an accrete idea for optimum revitalization of the interior and exterior, by means of a proper method, which can fulfill the client and the architect requirements has been quested.The client’s initial demand was privacy while having a vivid court. Through several meetings with them and exploring their viewpoints toward old ethnic houses in Yazd, this notable point stands out that contemporary people who are living in Yazd today, still have the same life style and image of “home” as past.

This point make us design nowadays needs of a family in Yazd like privacy, public and private courts and spaces, open and semi- open spaces in the form of today needs of a family. With respect to the two west and north faces of the lot and climatic analysis, and the western face being longer, we concluded that most of the spaces will receive sunlight from west side, facing the street. Finally with manipulation a skin, we reached to spaces between the skin and the building as semi- open yet covered spaces that supply privacy while adding area to the house.

For example, we transformed the issue of windows overlooking the street into windows overlooking the courtyard. The skin is prolonged on the western face with same height to the building that provides shadow on the west side. In addition, we located the residential western spaces behind the skin and by creating a corridor, not only providing daylight but also heightening the physical connection to the courtyard and amplifying the house entrance. Inside of the house there was a high atrium which we applied as a filter to divide the house into northern and southern areas that the northern part contains private spaces like kitchen, living room, and bedrooms while the southern houses public spaces like guest room and hall overlooking the courtyard.

 

Ham Saye Residential Building

PROJECT INFORMATION

Project Name: Ham Saye Residential Building
Location: Banafshe Alley, Azadegan Blvd, Mahdasht Road, Mohammad Shahr, Karaj, Iran
Type: Residential
Architecture Firm: Razan Architects
Architect in Charge: Seyed Navid Emami
Design Team: Nasim Nouri, Saeed Souri, Hamed Ahmadi, Behrouz Samadi, Fatemeh Rostami,
eisam Fallahi, Elnaz Farzadfar, Zahra Hatefi Nia, Parastoo Narimisa
Date of Design: June2013 - March 2014
Date of Construction: July2013 - Agust2015
Site Area: 1048 sqm
Built Area: 6500 sqm
Civil Engineer: BastanPol Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Hoofar Esmaili
Electrical Engineer: Nina Amooshahi
Executive Team: Morteza Hoseini Manesh, Farid Eslami
Supervisor: Razan Architects
Client : Benis Rousta Co.
Photographer: Hosein Farahani

Awards: 

3rd Place (shared) in Memar Awards, in the section of residential category, 2015

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Kaveh House

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Project Name:  Kaveh House
Location: Tehran, Iran
Type: Residental
Design Type: Renovation
Architecture Firm: Pargar Architecture & Design Studio
Architects in Charge: Behzad Heidari, Shirin Samadian
Design Associate: Saloomeh Mohammadi
Date: 2013
built Area: 1,400 sqm
Structure: Jalaledin Sajadian
Mechanical Consultant: Arash Mojabi
Electrical Consultant: Mehdi Ghandilzadeh
Construction: Mohammadreza Kazemi
Construction Associate: Rouzbeh Nahidi
Client: Bagher Fouladzadeh
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

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Text Description Provided By The Architects:

This work is an example of preserving valuable buildings in Tehran while the majority of development usually consist of breaking down old buildings to produce new residence. 20-year old existing 3 story house including one basement and 2 living floors, located in a narrow valley in one of the crowded neighborhoods of Tehran suffered from dim , dark living areas , old facilities and materials both interior and exterior. so it turned out to be a whole renovation project including structural and mechanical system repairs and extending by adding the third floor as a private flat.

First step was to design integrated plans to create more open and livable space. The most problem of darkness was in the middle of  plan caused by the length of the built area. The main concept of design was inserting light and color inside the building and this was achieved by a skylight above a void  as the core of the house. Other living areas arranged around this core, first floor hosts public activity areas  while the private rooms and related service areas located in second floor .third floor flat cuddled the skylight as a private yard. The shape of tree routes in skylight shows the transformation between skylight to the yard.

Tehran’s fast development raises many problems such as less green space , as seen most of the balconies are unused areas in apartments. House interaction with green space was another design concept.  2-layered south façade provides balconies in second floor to be used by private rooms and a public porch to integrate the yard and living areas located in first floor . roof garden expands the green space through the built area. Setting back about 2 meters from façade line allowed us to provide daylight and green space for the basement which is allocated to fitness facilities, parking and service areas.

Façade design and materials indicate the Iranian traditional architecture with some differences in detail to make it compatible with today’s life. Brickworks in North Façade was designed to shape the curved form of entrance ,by a closer look you see glass openings come along the bricks which reminds the water flowing in the sand to create a sense of local nature.

 

Mehr Residential Building

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Project Information

Project Name: Mehr Residential Building
Location: Tehran, Iran
Type: Residential
Architecture Firm: Pargar Architecture & Design Studio
Architects in Charge: Behzad Heidari, Shirin Samadian
Design Associate: Maryam Gholami
Date: 2013
Area: 2,880 sqm
Structure: Jalaledin Sajadian
Mechanical Consultant: Arash Mojabi
Electrical Consultant: Mehdi Ghandilzadeh
Construction: Mohammadreza Kazemi
Client: Yousef Kazemi
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

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Text Description Provided By The Architects:

We are living in a gray world in modern cities, forgetting that we are part of a colorful nature. While visiting a traditional house in Iran, you will be affected by a piece of art; the smart composition of light, shadow and colors which make the sense of place. Although changes in lifestyle has made our living spaces different form the past, but we can borrow some of these forgotten qualities which can affect our living spaces such as our city images. Mehr Residential project is designed to remind some of these qualities to become a building with Iranian character.

Light and color enters the living spaces through a 3 layered window system while the major living areas arrange along the south façade. The first layer is the normal window that divides inside and outside. The second layer is Orosi window which is a traditional window system in Iran with different colors and shapes. This kind of window is flexible and gives you the choice whether to have the color and shadow while closed or light and view when it is open. Flower Boxes in front of Orosies make the third layer of façade to bring freshness of nature inside the apartment.

In the past, Orosi windows had different types and shapes which are so similar to Iranian art in carpets. In this building, we decided to use the patterns and colors in Iranian kilim to design the Orosi. As the result, when you see the building façade, it’s just like a large kilim hanging over it. kilim motifs complete the idea of kilim Orosi and Iranian character of building. What happens at night is totally different; the colorful Orosies glow at night and affect the street view.

Mehr Residential Building has 8 stories which include a basement with parkings and service area, ground floor in which lobby and stores are placed and 6 residential floors, each with 2 flats different in size.

 

Farvardin House

PROJECT INFORMATION

Name: Farvardin House
Location: Ostandari St., Isfahan, Iran
Type: Residential
Architecture Firm: Piramun Design Office
Architect in Charge: Behrouz Shahbazi
Design Associates: Arman Nasr Esfahani, Anahita Shadkam
Site Area: 270 sqm
Built Area: 640 sqm
Date: 2011 - 2014
Supervisior: Behrouz Shahbazi
Constrcution Company: Zibasazan
Client: Moezi Nia Brothers
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

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Farvardin House is located near the historic Naqshe-Jahan Square of Isfahan, IRAN. Due to construction regulation, it had a height limitation of 9 meters to match the skyline of the neighborhood. In order to compensate the shortage of constructible space, municipality allows contractors to exceed the regular standard of 60% construction area over to maximum 80%.

One of the main challenges in this project was reaching the capitation of green spaces, thus, the vegetation was spread out in different floors and also on the roof. This also, led to a redefinition for the roof as a habitable open space to intenerate the skyline.Also, because of the short distance from the southern neighborhood, the view from this side was limited. Therefore, to fix this issue, the orientation of the view needed to be rotated from south to either east and/or west. This, not only takes care of the limited view, but also leads the viewers’ eyes to the existing vegetation on the east and west sides.

Regarding to the mentioned challenges, the types of vegetation used in each side are chosen based on the compatibility to the criteria, defined for each side. For example on the west side, plants are chosen to be more resistant to direct sunlight. Moreover, to make a better scene for the pedestrians who walk along this side, some types of falling plants were chosen.On the south side, bushes were considered with an appropriate height to give a fine view of the outside for the house residents. At the east side stairway void, which does not benefit from direct sunlight, Ivies were planted to grow vertically for increasing the visual quality of the stairways.

 

A House of Niches

Project Information:

Project Name: A House of Niches
Location: Najafabad, Iran
type: residential
Architecture Firm: Ayeneh Office
Architect in Charge: Ali Dehghani, Ali Soltani & Atefeh Karbasi
Design assistant: Sepideh Shariatmadari
Date: 2013
Area: 307.0 sqm
Graphics: Mahla Ebrahimpour
Client: Mohammad Ali Payandeh
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

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Firouzmandan House

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Project Name: Firouzmandan House
Location: Lar, Fars province, Iran
Type: Residential
Architecture Firm: Piramun Design Office
Architects in Charge: Behrouz Shahbazi, Mohammad Foroutan
Date: 2007- 2012
Site Area: 460 sqm
Built Area: 650 sqm
Civil Engineer: Gholamreza Zargari
Mechanical & Electrical Eng. : Farzad Ghanbarzadeh
Construction/ Supervisor/ Contractor: Gholamreza Zargari
Client: Hadi Firouzmandan
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

Awards:

2nd place (Shared) in Memar Grand Awards in the section of residential category, 2012 

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Firouzmandan house is located in Lar city, with-a-hot-and-humid-climate, which is part of Fars province in Iran. Lar, a historical city in Fars has suffered from an earthquake in 1960; temporary-shelters with saddle-roofs were prepared for the earthquake survivors in the south part of the old city. When the city was rebuilt (based-on-a-grid-plan) the municipality decided to keep temporary-shelters. The new houses were built based on the closed-space to an open-space ratio of 60% to 40%, respectively. This house is designed for Firouzmandan family on a 460 square-meter-site in three levels of underground-floor, ground-floor and first-floor.

This project is inspired by an Iranian-traditional-housing-pattern called “Chaharsofe” - a pattern in which a small open-space is surrounded by the closed-spaces. The open-space in “Chaharsofe” is relatively smaller than the open-space in a so-called “courtyard pattern”. Furthermore, an additional relatively large open-space is attached to the side of the “Chaharsofe”. This pattern does not only favor the closed-space to the open-space ratio of 60% to 40% regulation but is also more adjusted to the hot-and-humid climate of Lar.

The big yard of the house is divided into several small open-spaces providing an easier flow of activities, such as kids playing around the yard, and gathering of the family. These open-spaces are not individual spaces; rather they are linked into each-other to create a collection of them. On-the-other-hand, every single one of these open-spaces connects to a number of closed-spaces so that the interaction between the closed and open-spaces make the house more adaptable to users’ different needs.

 

No. 93 Tehranpars Building

Project Information

Project Name: No. 93 Tehranpars Building
Type: Residental
Location: Tehran, Tehranpars Area
Architect: Alireza Taghaboni
Design associates: Rouholah Rasouli, Hossein Naghavi, Farideh AghaMohammadi, Amitis Norouzi
Construction: H. Emami
Client: Mr. Momeni
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

Awards:

Architecture & Construction Magazine Award_2010|1st Prize Winner|Designing Facade

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