Our conceptual image of a home is a haven far from the madding urban crowd, away from noise, visual pollution, and a place of retreat from everyday worries where we can rest and rewind. However, what comes first to the mind when thinking of the inner space of “home”, is the notion of “protection”- against all above. Standing for such a sense of security would be the “curtain” hanging and dancing, “symbolizing” a home behind. Creating a shared ground between architecture and the city, in this building as a group of “homes”, the curtains swinging with the breeze, which would call up the image of a warm hearth and home, acting both as a representation of a house guard without and the warmth within, have been used as the façade so as to recall the moment when they, swinging in the breeze along the soft rows of “bricks”, have just stepped aside to let the light into the pleasant space of the house they encurtain. For the brick surface to be easily observable, it was decided that the brightest-colored bricks be used; moreover, brick-covered cubes are installed over darker and rough surfaces of stone-covered background.
Qorveh house is located 90 km from the center of Kurdistan province in Iran. Given the client desires, the house is designed in two separate units; a duplex residential unit and a multi-purpose private living and working suite.
The Poorkan villa used to be an abounded building. Our clients (Mojdeh Ghodousi and Ali Kamran) decided to build a villa on their inherited land. Instead we encouraged the proposition of renovating the existing building on the on.
We intended to recycle the space, in order to bring it back to the cycle of useful, contemporary spaces.
The habitat for foundling girls is located in the historical fabric of Khansar, a small town in the heart of Iran. Before evolving into a residence for orphan girls, our charitable client had intentions of building a public clinic. We came up with a proposal of a welfare institution since the site’s location could eventually come to help its future deprived users. The orphans can find shelter under the protection of history: they will be surrounded by three of the city’s historical monuments that could serve as parents.
Golestan Residential Building is located in a wide dead end, with a maximum height of 20 meters close to a military area. The quiet atmosphere of the alley, which is due to its proper width and impassability, and also the green mass of the tree in the courtyard, led us to pay special attention to the main pavement of the project, and use this potential for Improve the quality of indoor spaces and make communication with the yard and the city. In this regard, the role of the terraces as the spaces of this communication becomes more remarkable.
[GOL]KHANEH is located on the outskirts of the city of Karaj, about 60km west of Tehran. It is designed and built as a vacation home for a family of 6.
Two adjacent but separate plots – each about 5000 square meters – form the site for this project. One of the plots was thick with old fruit trees while the other, adjacent to a noisy street with a chaotic line of low-rise residential buildings, was dry and barely had any trees because of a previous fire. Therefore, the plot with few trees and vegetation was chosen as the building site and creating a buffer to maximize privacy and limit views and noise transfer from the neighbouring street to the site quickly became a priority in design.
Having always been a controversial issue, generation gap has widened even further today. This gap along with other cultural and social gaps have led to the belief that living in Iran is the coexistence of diverse or even contradictory lifestyles which create a heterogeneous society.
Like all architectural proses chose a certain strategy is a primary step in design, and also pay attention to the Location of project and its historical urban context are as a key design element. Justin coffee’s location is the neighbourhood called Maghsood-Beik In the vicinity of Tajrish Sq, and it is front of Tajrish Bazaar, although there is a river between Tajrish Bazaar and Coffee Jusmir. The Tajrish’s river plays a role as a divider here. We started initial design according to the Iranian traditional architecture and we tried to use of Iranian architectural lines in design proses for example fluid form of a dome in historical buildings in Iran which it used to build in Tajrish Bazaar. Our final decision was that we design a space which its main concept is from historical buildings but well known for a young generation. We also tried to control contrast between main form and furniture and additional walls. Wood helped us to do this contrast very well, and it also made an impressive relationship between main form, floor, furniture, and walls.
Tochal is a recreational place in Tehran that had remarkable development plan in recent years, thus the design of Cube Club was offered to us.
In this project we encountered with many challenges such as special design terms, client visions, financial and time constraints and special requirements of construction, after the mentioned items, opportunities and constraints becomes the main influential factors in design process.