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Villa R01

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Project Name: Villa R01
Location: Kaloundar, Taleghan, Iran
Type: Villa
Architecture Firm: Mehrazan Tarh-e Imazh Co.
Architects in Charge: Golshan Norasteh Far, Ali Mohammad Khakbaz, Niloufar Khodabandeh lou
Date: 2013-2016
Site Area: 829 sqm
built Area: 415 sqm
Civil Engineer:  Ramin Haj rezaie
Mechanical Engineer: Vahid Khaleghi
Electrical Engineer: Hamid Reza Bagherzadeh
Client: Saied reza Momeni
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

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The R01 villa is an energy self-sufficient, two story building which is designed as a Family’s second house. Simple but attractive spaces, Taleghan lake view from all around the villa, conformity with site, location and climate and using clean energy are the most discussed points of the house. Flexibility and simplicity are the main design policies of the project.

The owner’s most wanted concept was to have a wide view over the lake which is located in the north of the site, to overcome the climate conditions and privacy: very cold weather in winter. Simple yet most sufficient methods have been chosen: the building has been designed as a big eye, facing the lake. To achieve this, an opening has been added to the villa’s cubic form and the northern side is fully covered with glass. To overcome cold winters of the Taleghan area, floor heating system has been laid all over the place, even in the balcony. The southern wall hosts minimum possible number of windows in order to create maximum privacy for the residents. Increasing the inner privacy, poplar trees are planted to block the view from outside to inside.

The site is located in a mountainous, sloped area, and the elevation code of the southern neighbor of the site is 4/50 meters higher than the site itself. On the other hand, a number of walnut trees are located on the northern border of the site. Having the trees blocking the view of the lake, the main story of the building has been lifted up to the southern neighbor’s elevation code. As the primary spaces are located on the first floor, secondary spaces -such as parking, sanitary and a guest suit- has been designed on the ground floor.

The R01 villa is designed as a simple, minimal form with an optimized sloped roof to achieve the most solar energy. Using solar panels, the roof has to be sloped towards the south. Two different kinds of solar panels -photovoltaic and solar water heater- are used for this villa to make it self-sufficient for both electric and heating energy. In addition, the surplus electric energy is imported to the electricity grid, as the villa is not in use all the time.

This is achieved using a combination of microgeneration technology and low-energy building techniques, such as: passive solar building design, insulation and careful site selection and placement. On the other hand, the building’s location in the site has been chosen based on the location of the trees in the site, in order to prevent cutting the trees during the construction. Another aspect of sustainability of the building is flexibility. The versatility used in the design of the house, indicates the property of space that allows for multiple uses. Light weight and mobility have been manufactures in various forms using different materials and systems, such as extending furniture, in-wall-bed and partitions, etc.

 

Nik Baspar Office Building

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Project Name: Nik Baspar Office Building
Location: Tehran, Iran
Type: Office
Architect: Amir Shahrad
Design Team: Sadaf Ghanavizbaf, Musa Azizi
Date: 2015
Built Area: 1500 sqm
Rendering: Sanaz Goodarzi, Zahra Hayati
Client: Dr. Mohammad Shahvazian
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

Awards:

2nd Place of Memar Award 1394 in Public Buildings Category

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Nik Baspar office Building is the central office of Nik Baspar industrial group, referred to our architectural team when the steel-structure phase was nearly over.

Tehran, from a Dictate to a Text

Having studied and analyzed major semiotics theories and their equivalent in architecture, one can come to an understanding of how people induce or bring meanings to the built forms. This method of analysis in architecture is homogenous to syntax science is “linguistics”. The main idea is that the two aspects of meaning and syntax are not completely separable in language. Therefore, it is highly important to consider the “evaluation of the semi-logical aspect”. The two major figures in the field of semiotics are Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss philosopher and Charles Sanders Pierce, American theorist. Both of the theorists had come to the conclusion that linguistic principals are applicable to the analysis of “signification” processes in other fields.

Tehran’s Language without a Grammar

Tehran as a city, is like a text which is engaged in and struggles with its own linguistic parts, because in the course of urban design the city has experienced rapid changes. The pre-revolution chair is crystalized and has turned into the modern nostalgia. However, the city never freezes and keeps developing out of order and program. In this structure, the smallest meaningful particle (house) forms the environment. We call this unit “pixel”. When these meaningful units are joined together, bigger groups – thus a bigger image – is formed and in the mega structure, the form of the city which is the order of environment is formed by these. The two aspects of the meaning of the city and the meaning of pixel are not separable.

Elevation or Resolution? That is the Question

A city image is resulted from a cluster system, key concepts of which are summarized in “scale”. Scale in minor to major features of the city is defined as a spectrum which lies between two ends: “legibility of the city” and “architectural approach”. Different scales represent resolutions (defined pixels) different, but part of a bigger image. There is not necessarily a contrast between resolution and variety. Variety can be pleasant, ideal and at the same time, well-defined.

A city image should not be simple to the extent which imposes boredom on the mind of the viewer. Complexity and variety add excitement to city image, but this needs to remain in such a controlled level which does not twist the general resolution. One must not feel as though they have lost their general image of the city and as a result of which, disoriented.

High resolution city

While designing this building, the biggest challenge was to find for it the best resolution and scale. Resolution is what defines our place in the context. We avoided Iconism and sought to stay within the city pixels. Partial and total urban image of this project in minor and major scales are compatible. De-shaping, thus, has been the main goal here, which was chosen in order for the project to correspond to the existing local context, defined formerly by projects including Vanak Park Towers and Saman Complex.

 

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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Golestan Office Building

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Project Name:  Golestan Office Building
Location: Ashrafi Esfahani street, Tehran, Iran
Type: Office
Design Type: Renovation
Architects: Morteza Rahbar, Ehsan Hatami
Date: 2014
Construction Manager: Kazem kazemzadeh
Construction: Majid Nouhi
Civil Engineer: Omid Pashafar
Mechanical Engineer: Hossein Shahnazari
Electrical Engineer: Farivar Saffari
Client: Golestan Co.
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

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Golzar Ettesal Showroom

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Project Name: Golzar Ettesal Showroom
Design Type: Interior Design and Renovation
Type: Commercial
Location: Paydarfar st, Tehran
Architecture Firm: Dash Consulting Engineers
Architectural Design Team: Reza Eslami, Amirhosein Rostami, Mojtaba Mirhoseini
Built Area: 170 m²
Supervisor: Dash Consulting Engineers
Construction: Houman khorsandi
Client: Golzar Ettesal Co.
Photography: Hossein Farahani

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The lakeshore landscape design of the Chitgar Lake

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Project Name:  The lake shore landscape design of the Chitgar Lake
Location: District 22 of Tehran
Type: Landscape Architecture
Architecture Firm: Emco Iran Consulting Engineers
Architects in Charge: Mohsen Khorasani Zadeh, Morteza Adib, Maryam Yousefi
Design Team: Erfan Farahmand, Ramin Sabouri, Shadi Barati, Roya Ashabi
Date: 2011-2015
Site Area: 650000 sqm
Client: District 22 of Tehran Municipality
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

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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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Text Description Provided By The Architects:

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

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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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Tehran Children Hospital

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Project Name: Tehran Children Hospital
location: Taleghani St, Tehran
Design Type: Renovation
Type: Public
Architects: Mehdi Mousavi Nasab, Soudeh Akhoundi
Design associates: Mohammad Reza Aghaie
Date: 2014
Construction Team: Sam Architecture Group
Project Manager: Peyman Jani
Client: Tehran Children Hospital
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

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Sarvin Group Building

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Project Name: Sarvin Group Building
Location: Tehran, Iran
Type: Offic
Architects: Peyman Meydani, Behzad Ayati, Mani Saham
Project Team: Mahboubeh Yousefikhah, Mohsen Haghparast, Parihan Rashidi, Marzieh Nabizadeh
Date: 2013
Built Area: 3130 sqm
Client: Farhad Joulani
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

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Sam Optic

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Project Name:  Sam Optic Glass-shop
Location: Sam Center Commercial Complex, Tehran, Iran
Type: Commercial
Architects: Yaser Karimian, Ashkan Bagheri Aghdam
Date: 2013
Built Area: 72 sqm
Construction: Sina Karimian, Farzad Lotfallahi
Supervisor: Sina Karimian, Yaser Karimian, Farzad Lotfallahi, Ashkan Bagheri Aghdam
Construction Consultant and Furniture Contractor: Afrang Sculpture Atelier (Mohammad Mardi)
Electrical Engineer: Arbi Aghajanian
Client: Babak Zareie, Masoud kousha
Photographer: Hossein Farahani

Awards:

- 1st Place of Iranian Interior Design Award, office and commercial building category, 2013.
- Finalist in Memar Award 2013

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Text Description Provided By The Architects:

This project is located in Sam Center, a luxury boutique mall in north of Tehran. Considering the store’s surroundings, which were top brands and luxurious shops, our client requested an iconic & eye-catching design. We wanted to bring fashion’s glamour into a unified space to make a dialogue between architecture and fashion products. So, we based our design on “geometry” as a common point. Emerging fashion design features geometry to bring new look. Garment wrinkles, transform into facets creating moving sculptures. We conceived the architecture as a unique sculpture compartmentalized by huge facets through which people could imagine a solid sense of architecture and fashion.

Combination of Brushed-Brass-coat stainless steel sheets and white polyester painted MDF were used to enhance the visual value of the space and create an identical image of mind. This selection of materials helped more to maximize the contrast of the folded surfaces since each face has its own orientation. Contrary to those who didn’t benefit from the vertical dimension superiority, we used the maximum useful height of 580cm and extended the viewers field of view even through the mall’s atrium, one storey below, and reached nearly, proportion of a cube creating a dominant architecture envelope.

It was a must to show nearly 800 eyeglasses, so the perimeter line of plan was used to form the showcases. To avoid repetition of sales items and organize them visually, A pattern of 3d small faceted units divided products in shelves and also connected the formal envelope to display stands with the help of carefully integrated mirrors and posters. By linking the touch of gold to the counter, a luxury showcase was created to show the more expensive and specific goods.

 

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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Text description provided by the architects:

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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