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Aidin Naimi Baraghani

November 2012

Curriculum Vitae Professional Experience at AS.Architecture-Studio Professional Experience at NA Architects Exchange Program Experience at SPSU, Atlanta International Workshops Milano International Architectural Workshop, Milan, Italy, Theme: Urban Re-appropriation Institute Without Boundaries Workshop, Toronto, Canada, Subject: Sustainable Tourism in Lota, Chile ANCB Workshop, Aedes Network Campus Berlin, Germany, Theme: Urban Agriculture in Berlin After the Project, Barcelona, Spain, Urban Rehabilitation of a Residential Area in Barcelona

Design Experience at Politecnico di Milano Design Experience at Guilan University Some Sketches Photography


Barcelona, Urban Rehabilitation Workshop

Berlin, Urban Agriculture Workshop

Toronto, Urban Rehabilitation

Professional Experience

Paris, AS.Architecture Studio


Rasht, Guilan University Professional Experience

Tehran, NA Architects Exchange Program

Atlanta, SPSU (South Polytechnic state University) Design Studio Urban Design Theory Photography

Master Program

Milan, Politecnico di Milano Workshop

Milan, Urban Re-appropriation Workshop

Malta, Building Technology

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae Personal Information


First Name : Aidin Family Name : Naimi Baraghani Birth Date : 29 March 1985

2011 Exchange Program, Architecture Engineering South Poly Campus, Architecture Faculty, SPSU (South Polytechnic State University), Atlanta , U.S.A 2008 Master of Science (M.S.), Architecture Engineering Leonardo da Vinci Campus, Architettura e Societa’ Faculty, Politecnico di Milano, Milan , Italy 2003-2008 Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Architecture Engineering Architecture Faculty, Guilan University, Rasht ,Iran (GPA 16,10 over 20) 2002-2003 Pre-University Diploma Roshd High School, Tehran, Iran (GPA 17,74 Over 20) 1999-2002 Mathematics And Physics Diploma Roshd High School, Tehran, Iran (GPA 18,81 Over 20)

Contact Details Home Address : Apartamento B2 20128 Via Asiago Milano Italia Cell phone : 0039 3291806277 E-mail Address :


Professional Experiences Spring and Summer of 2012 - “AS.Architecture-Studio“, Paris From Autumn of 2007 - As a part time job “NA Architects”, Tehran Summer of 2006 – “NA Architects”, Website : Spring of 2006 – “Taher Afzare Shomal”, E-mail address : Summer of 2005 – “NA Architects”, Website :

Thesis Subject

Workshop Experiences

Highway Restaurants Complex

September & October 2010 MIAW Workshop - Milano International Architectural Workshop (MIAW) - Theme : Re-appropriation at Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI)

February 2011 Malta Workshop - Building Technology March 2011 Toronto Workshop - Urban Revitalization - Theme : Sustainable Tourism at IWB (Institute Without Boundaries) June 2011 Berlin Workshop - Urban Agriculture Rehabilitation - Theme : Co-housing Design at ANCB (Aedes Network Campus) June 2011 Barcelona Workshop - After Project - Theme : Mass Housing Revitalization at ETSA Barcelona (Escola Tecnica d`Arquitectura del Valles)

Research Areas


Organic Architecture Nature and Architecture (Using Nature Resources in Architectural Design) Mechanical Innovations in a Skyscraper A Research on a Village (Baraghan) Directive Planning for a Village (Baraghan) Research on Qajar Architecture (A Historical Research on the Origin of Iranian Modern Architecture) Research on The Comprehensive Plan of Tehran Effect of Roads on Cities

- First Prize for the Green City Competition in Zurich, Switzerland, At AS.Architecture-Studio, September 2012 - Honorable Mentioned for Ceramic City project at South Polytechnic State University (SPSU), Atlanta, U.S.A, December 2011 - Third prize for Sustainable Tourism Design project at Institute Without Boundaries (IWB), the projects was done for IWB’s workshop, Toronto, Canada, March 2011 - In the 2005-2006 academic year I was chosen as the 2nd student of the course and I have been appreciated by the head of The Architectural Faculty of Guilan University, professor Amiri.

Professional Art Courses


Photography Course at SPSU, U.S.A (autumn of 2011) Sedigh’s Architectural Course (spring of 2008) Sedigh’s Sketching Course (summer of 2005) Jafari’s Painting Course (summer of 2003) Koushadpour’s Piano Courses (1997 to 2002)

- Politecnico di Milano, comp. MIAW 2010 : Re-Appropriation. First ed. Siracusa: LetteraVentidue Edition, 2011. Print. - Sotoca, Adolf. After the Project: Updating Mass Housing Estates = Actualització De Polígons Residencials: II EcoRehab, Barcelona 2011. Barcelona: Iniciativa Digital Politècnica, Publicacions Acadèmiques De La UPC, 2012. Print. - Naimi, Aidin. “An Article on Architecture Education.” Kotam 3.2006 (2006): Print.

Piano Performances


Group Private Recital (summer of 2001) Group Public Recita at Niavaran Cultural Centre (summer of 2002)

- Editor in Chief of The Specialized Monthly Review of The Faculty of Architecture of Guilan University (Kotam) - Head of Students’ Society of The Faculty of Architecture of Guilan University (2007)

Curriculum Vitae


Technical Usage

Familiarity with Software Environment

Lecture Attendance

CAD BIM Simulators

Autocad Architecture Autodesk Revit Architecture Autodesk Revit Structure Autodesk Robot Structure Analysis Professional Google SketchUp Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe Indesign Microsoft Office Word Microsoft Office PowerPoint Pinnacle Video Studio

Don Murphy, Amsterdam, February 2012 Arol Wolford, SPSU, Atlanta, October 2011 Dr. Ahmet Eyuce, SPSU, Atlanta, October 2011 Richard Meier, Politecnico di Milano, April 2011 Rem Koolhaas, SDA Bocconi, Milan, March 2011 Jornet LLOP Pastor, Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura del Vallès

Graphic Design

Writing Presentation Video

Familiarity with Languages

Language Persian English Italian Arabic French




Excellent Excellent Good Moderate Elementary

Excellent Excellent Good Elementary _

Excellent Excellent Moderate Elementary Elementary

ETSAV), Barcelona, June 2011 Norman Foster, Sala Buzzati, Milan, November 2010 Zaha Hadid, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, November 2010

Sami Rintala, John Nastasi, Alexander Romer, Silja Tillner, Enric Massip-bosch, Arantza Cortázar & Alvaro Fidalgo, Anouk Vogel, Adam Kurdhal, all during MIAW Workshop, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, September & October 2010 Dick van Gameren, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, May 2010 Helena Njiric, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, May 2010 Manuel Clavel Rojo, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 2010 Bernard Khoury, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, June 2010 Andrea Branzi, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 2010 Paolo Favole, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 2010 Giacomo Borella, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 2010 Gabriele Basilico, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, January 2010 Ahmadi, Daneshmir, Kalantari, Sheikh Zeinodin, Architecture Society, Tehran, 2010 Fabrizio Leoni, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 2009 Diana Balmori, Politecnico di Milano,Mialn, December 2009 Saremi & Falamaki, Guilan University, Rasht, 2005

Professional Experience at AS.Architecture-Studio Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience at AS.Architecture Studio, Paris

AS.Architecture-Studio, was established in Paris in 1973, and recently established new agencies in Beijing and Shanghai. The studio consists of over 100 architects and it is led under leadership of 12 partner architects. Some very notable projects designed by AS.Architecture-Studio are European Parliament in collaboration with Valente in Strasbourg (19991991), Institute of the Arab World in collaboration with Nouvel, Lezenes and Soria in Paris (1987-1981).


ProfessionalExperience ExperienceatatAS.Architecture-Studio AS.Architecture-Studio Professional

The Green City in Zurich

First Prize in The International Competition Mixed-use Office Building Partner Architects: Rene-Henri Arnaud Marc Lehman Team Leader: Francoise Pierre Team Members: Widson Magno Aidin Naimi Baraghani Rami Touma Se-Jun Whang Team Members (Partly Involved): Yacine Kharchi Carsten Broge Alexander Arjona-Jacobi Orlando Osenda Mohamed Farikha Katharina Klein Laurrane Vit

The two blocks of mixed-use offices, are part of a green sustainable town to be built close to Zurich. Inspired by the green Switzerland valley`s, the idea was to continue the existing green path - which was proposed by the master plan - through the building. The paths and greenery in different levels, and “pocket gardens� on the facades helped with the idea of green valley.

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The interior design and furniture setting was one of the design`s targets of the attention. The offices were designed based on three setting types; open office, semi-open office and closed office. Here on this page, one of the several interior proposals is illustrated.

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The facades were studied and designed in a way to avoid energy waste. Pocket garden and shadow box are two interesting features of the glazing facades. Moreover the facades which are facing the highway are cover by vibrating panels for acoustic reasons. All technical parameters of the projects are studied in tight collaboration with engineers and landscape architects.

Curriculum Vitae


Curriculum Vitae Professional Experience at AS.Architecture-Studio

2012 2012

Curriculum Vitae


Professional Experience at NA Architects, Tehran

NA Architects was established in 1986 in Tehran. During the last 26 years, the studio designed over 70 projects with different typologies. During the recent years, the studio tried to employ new ideas and by referring to its experiences and by questioning its past, the studio tried to find a new process of finding solution for each given situation. A scenery was tries to be drawn through the process of studying the contextual, cultural and social factors. The response was tried to be innovative and experimental. NA Architects believe that the process of design is as important as its production.

Niavaran 4

Professional Experience at NA Architects


Residential Building Tehran Team Members: Soroor Abtahi Ahmad Naimi Aidin Naimi Bahram Azizi

The site of this 14 floor residential building is located in north of Tehran. The extremely steep site and the very restricted regulation of residential buildings in this area made this project very complicated to work on.


First Alternative

Second Alternative

Third Alternative

Vitae Professional Experience atCurriculum NA Architects

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Niavaran 3

Residential Building Tehran Team Members: Soroor Abtahi Ahmad Naimi Baraghani Aidin Naimi Baraghani Dinara Shakiba

On December 2010 NA Architects was invited to a competition to design a mixed-use building located in the north of Tehran. The project was done in 12 days in a very abstractive way to illustrate the ideas of the architects and the process of study and design which architects believe are as important as the project itself.

Professional Experience at NA Architects Form Study According to The Function

First Alternative

Second Alternative

Third Alternative

Forth Alternative

Fifth Alternative



Professional Experience at NA Architects


Gandhi Interior Design 2 Office Tehran Team Members: Soroor Abtahi Ahmad Naimi Baraghani Aidin Naimi Baraghani

Executive Manager

Working Common Space



Professional Experience at NA Architects Demolition Diagram

Circulation Diagram

Demolished Walls


Construction Diagram

Viewpoint Diagram

New Masonry Wall

Transparent Glass

Existing Masonry Wall

Opaque Glass

Visual Accessibility


Curriculum Vitae


Vitae Professional Experience atCurriculum NA Architects

2012 2012

Laman Villa 1

Interior and Landscape Design Karaj Team Members: Soroor Abtahi Ahmad Naimi Baraghani Aidin Naimi Baraghani

The villa which is located in Karaj, was under construction when the developers found it unsatisfactory. NA Architects, proposed a new design to be implemented over the existing structure. The construction of the building and the modification of the design of the landscape is in process.

Professional Experience at NA Architects

Laman Villa 2 Interior Design Karaj Team Members: Soroor Abtahi Ahmad Naimi Baraghani Aidin Naimi Baraghani


Exchange Program at SPSU, Atlanta

”Honorable Mentioned by the faculty and a unanimous vote of the competition jurors for a compelling design concept reinforced by a convincing design process with unyielding commitment to achieve an innovative design solution.” Team : David Jones Aidin Naimi Baraghani Zachary Suttles

Instructor : Prof. Ermal Shpuza

Atlanta, is one of the cities in the U.S.A., which is originally formed alongside railway. Similar to many other metropolitans, it is shaped of fragmented neighborhoods, which we looked to as ceramic tiles. These tiles are broken off by physical and psychological boundaries, called frictional borders. Our proposal was targeted at enhancing the tiles (neighborhoods) to create self-sufficient tiles and in a city scale, to link these tiles to smoothen the frictional borders between them. This strategy was taught to bring segregated elements of the city together to create a harmonious ceramic pattern. The irregular neighborhood alongside West Marietta St. NW is the consequent of fast-pace city sprawl. The neighborhood consists of industrial and residential buildings, jail, retail, art galleries and many other buildings with different functions scattered around.

Block Figure Ground

Buildings’ Figure Ground

Perceived Buildings’ Figure Ground

Land-use Map Undeveloped Greenery Water Industrial BLDG. Residential BLDG. Industrial BLDG.

Retail Public Services Mixed-use BLDG.

Exchange Program - The United States of America, Atlanta

Urban Infrastructure

Urban Block Structure

The strategy is to utilize positive features of the site along with our proposal to balance the negative features as it is demonstrated in the abstractive diagrams. On the diagram on right, the positive spaces in terms of quality, both the existing and proposed, are illustrated in pulled up spots and pulled down spots stand for negative-existing spaces. Aiming self-sufficiency, the rehabilitation projects, are thought to be repeated in all individual tiles according to their current condition. Finally by easing the accessibility of different tiles, the ultimate aim is to create a harmonious,

cohesive community. Positive/Strength



Urban Fabric

Friction Diagram + Urban Fabric

Urban Fabric

Friction Diagram + Critical Spots


Proposed Blocks

Low Density Medium Density Jail Complex

Car Path + Side Walk


High Density



3 2

1 3


Periodically Occupied

Existing Building Blocks

Pedestrian Path + Bike Path

Density Distribution

2 3

Traffic System Proposal Local/Public Plaza Library Local retail Transitional housing

2 Local retails + Town hall 3 Medium density residential

Existing VS. Proposal Block Figureground Phasing Plan Local Plaza Existing church Local retails Local grocery store

Sport Facilities Skatboarding Basketball court

Plaza + Building Complex Residential Office Retail Art galleries

Belt line


Industrial BLD

Public Landscape Greenery Open-space sport facilities Food stalls

Plaza alongside Belt line Town hall Retail Art galleries Restaurants

Pedestrian Circulation Sidewalks Pedestrian path


Exchange Program - The United States of America, Atlanta

Typical Block Diagrams

Function Proposal

Function Proposal


Mixed Use Building Regional Retail + Residential + Office

Local Recreational Center Recreational Center + Community Hall

Form Evolution

Workout Facility Parking Lobby Cafetteria Restroom

Exchange Program - The United States of America, Atlanta

2011 +

Retail Community Hall

+ +

Form Evolution

Staircase + Elevator Town Hall Spaces Mechinical Room Commercial Cafetteria Restroom Parking



International Workshops Milano International Architectural Workshop, Milan, Italy Institute Without Boundaries Workshop, Toronto, Canada ANCB Workshop, Aedes Network Campus Berlin, Germany After the Project, Barcelona, Spain

MIAW Workshop, Milan Instructor : Silja Tillner Massimo Bricocoli

MIAW 2010 Coordinator: Gennaro Postiglione

Team : Aidin Naimi Baraghani Pietro Pedercini Andrea Poloni Dinara Shakiba

Milano International Architectural Workshop (MIAW2010) was a charette held under supervision of eight architects from around the world. The theme of the workshop was Re-appropriation. Half of the workshop was dedicated to the lectures given by the architects, and the rest to the projects done by teams of about 20 students who were working on one of the architects instructions. I was in the team lead by Austrian architect, Silja Tillner, whose well-known projects are her rehabilitation urban projects in Vienna. We started studying Rubattino, an area close to Leonardo da Vinci’s campus of Politecnico di Milano. The aim was to find the problems of the area and propose a strategy to re-appropriate it.

Rubattino Team: Michael Angelo Albert Monica Corsaro Lia Crupi Fausto Cuzzocrea Vera Djurdjevic Edoardo Giancola Bich Le Ngoc Federico Marcantognini Alain Marino Yu Yoshii Dibnara Shakiba Marco Zenoni

MIAW`s Curators : Lorenzo Bini Massimo Bricocoli Antonella Bruzzese Giancarlo Floridi Andrea Gritti Paolo Mestriner Ingrid Paoletti Matteo Poli Massimiliano Spadoni Luigi Spinelli

Workshop at Politecnico di Milano - Italy, Milan

Milano International Architectural Workshop Final Presentation Milan, 2010


Network Connectivity National Railways FS

International Competition

Penitentiary town in Haren

Tangenziale Est

Belgium, Bruxelles

Primary Road Network Secondary Road Network Trams/Bus Line Lambro River NetworkQuality High Served Areas: Good public transportation

Sami Rintala

Medium Served Areas: Good public transportation, Narrow sidewalks, High vehicle density Low Served Areas Few public transportation, Narrow sidewalks, High vehicle density

John Nastasi

Existing traffic network system. Alexander Romer

Silja Tillner

Bicycle Path Fitness Path Green Spaces Community Garden Enric Massip-bosch

Anouk Vogel

Military Base

Arantza Cortรกzar Alvaro Fidalgo &

Adam Kurdhal

Distribution of functions in the area, lack of function and consequently lack of vitality in two big areas are shown by exclamation marks.

Proposal pedestrian network system.

Workshop Experience at Politecnico di Milano - Italy, Milan


Fitness path to be connected to the proposed network of bicycle and pedestrian path Eldery center

Green spaces and residential buildings Existing deposits to be re-purposed Green spaces Fitness path Bysicle path

The proposal aimed to re-purpose the military base, which functions as a very huge obstacle urban block, separating different zones of the area. The master plan suggests a very open land which consists of residential and commercial and cultural buildings, and open public spaces which connect to the existing plaza.

Commercial and cultural center

Community garden

Institute Without Boundary (IWB)

Sustainable Tourism in Lota, Chile Canada, Toronto

Third Prize “Working together in international, inter-disciplinary teams, 9 groups of students tackled 9 different design problems, all centred around the common theme of developing innovative, sustainable tourist attractions for the city of Lota, a city in Chile which was hit by an earthquake. The results were an incredible array of creative design concepts that ranged from a historic church renovation to the construction of an art-themed boutique hotel on the Plaza de Armas in central Lota.” * Our team was working on a sport centre which was aimed to contribute to Lota’s cultural, urban and financial development. 9 Teams 103 Students 6 Different Schools 9 Different Countries 38 Expert Advisors

*IWB`s Official Website

Team Members: Apostolo Zeno Interdisciplinary Design Strategy IWB Humberto Aldaz - Industrial Design - George Brown College Rahim Bhimani - Industrial Design - Carleton University Matt Brodie - Architect - George Brown College Mike Gioffre - Graphic Design - George Brown College Munoz - Architect - University of Concepción Aidin Naimi Baraghani - Architect - POLIMI Corey Staden - Architect - George Brown College Cordero Wingerter - Architect - George Brown College Zhao Xing Hu - Financial Expert - George Brown College Gustavo Munoz - Architect - University of Concepción

Workshop Experience at IWB - Canada, Toronto


Architecture, Local Inspiring Elements:

Coal Form


Mine Corridor



Lota is historically a mining town. Thinking of the importance of coal for the people’s lives, we found its form to be interesting inspiration for the design of the stadium and it’s surroundings.

The facade of the building is designed in a way to remind the coal form and on the other hand to reflect the town and the plaza in front of the stadium. When the crowd are going to the stadium they can see their reflection in the facade.

Since the stadium is surrounded by long walls, we designed some commercial units under the platforms. And the other parts of the walls are proposed to be used as graffiti frescos drew by youth, whereas graffiti drawing is very common in Lota.

Lota’s colorful architecture is very inspiring and is reflected in the stadium by colorful fabrics as the second skin of the facade, underneath the transparent, glass facade.


Deobust rkers R a rough al Wo m Th bs for Loc is r u o Jo tT Attracand Create n sig

Values Sustainable Inclusive Progressive Cultural Flexible/Functional te Simula


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Mark Variation Corporate



Com Local

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Mark Variation Municipal

While our team was working on the architecture of the sport centre, the other issue that the team was working on was the financial and marketing issues. The logos of the soccer team was derived of a process of design by considering the architecture of the stadium, name of the team and the logo of soccer team’s sponsor.

Workshop Experience at IWB - Canada, Toronto



Signage design is the next step of the planning-design process. This step consists of flag and clothes design.

To provide the stadium with enough economical and prestigious support, marketing is crucial. The most important targets which need to be targeted are youth and families. Some strategies to attract these targets are promoting and providing the families with sport and cultural facilities. The virtual world is one of the best ways to attract the youth in Lota, for instance Facebook and Twitter can inform the people with the latest news and keep contact with them.


June 2011 Obtain partnership Request funding from government Provide residents with housing alternatives

March 2012 Estimate for the site Apply for permits Revaluate the site plan Recruitment of management team

September 2012 Receive funding Find sponsor on team jersey Recruit local citizens for construction and local constructors Find investors for store, food court, mid-game advertisement

June 2014 Organize stadium opening friendly match with retired players or national team Planning for festivals, youth day Recruitment for volunteers, parttime and full-time staff

November 2014 Start promotions for stadium activities, social programs and so on Sell tickets for opening friendly and season games

January 2015 Friendly game / stadium opening

June 2011 Obtain partnership Request funding from government Provide residents with housing alternatives

Workshop Experience at IWB - Canada, Toronto


Private Life

Changing Metropolitan Spaces

Private Spaces Living Room Bedroom Bathroom

New Approaches to Urban Agriculture Germany, Berlin Team Members: Martina Bedin Andrea Jime’nez Flamain Ramy Mostafa Fathy Rizk Aidin Naimi Baraghani Andrea Poloni

Hospital Instructors: Prof. Andreas Kipar Prof. Andrea Rolando Prof. Fabrizio Leoni Piera Chiuppani Giorgio Limonta

“Urban growth has marginalised agriculture in the metropolitan context. Recently, however, the attention of planning and urban and landscape design has been drawn to the specific typology of “urban agriculture” and its economic, spatial, ecological and social roles – especially in Berlin with its abundance of open space. This workshop aims at exploring a new way to deal with uncertain spaces, using agriculture as a means to rehabilitate urban landscape. The study area is the Landschaftspark Herzberge.“ * The master plan was planned before and was divided the whole site in five areas. Our team was supposed to work on the area on south of Landschaftspark Herzberge, which currently houses the children’s hospital. This area was planned to be designed as a Cohousing community.

*Official website of ANCB



Agriculture Co-housing (Existing Children`s Hospital)

Co-housing Shared Facilities Public Living Room Kitchen Gym

Social Life Library ...

A co-housing community, is a type of social community composed of private homes supplemented by shared facilities. The community is planned, owned and managed by the residents, who also share activities which may include cooking, dining, child care, gardening, and governance of the community. By means of the existing building, axis of the street which can create the green space’s path and an imaginative grid as the guideline, the spaces

were defined

Green Area Existing Building Trees Street

Housing Grid

Community Garden

Housing Area

Community Garden Grid


Community Garden

Workshop Experience at ANCB - Germany, Berlin Proposal Masterplan


New Residential Units



The proposal plan could be understood by clarification of the three main elements : - The hospital building which hosts cubic elements which are supposed to be used as residential units of cohousing. - New residential unites which are supposed to provide the inhabitants with social facilities and private houses. - The green space which is designed in a way to smoothen the limit between the green and the building.

Communal Spaces

Communal Spaces

New residential units open the building to the greenery. Both residential units and green natural stripes follow the guideline grid. The greenery is supposed to climb the building in some parts to vanish the strong border between the building and the greenery.


Bird eye View of The Children Hospital The master plan of the design team which is working on Landschaftspark Herzberge proposes the demolition of the children hospital to construct a new building to house the co-housing community, however we proposed a re-purposed program not to demolish the building. In the above schematic view, the white cubic forms stand for the added elements which would be designed to change the image of the building and house the private spaces. In some parts the stripes of the greenery climb on the facade of the building to the rooftop .

Workshop Experience at IWB - Canada, Toronto


View from the Entrance toward North The open space which surrounded the building is the gateway to the north of Landschaftspark Herzberge, so the site designed in a way to be accessible by all the people. The visitors pass through a free path surrounded by green stripes, to direct the visitors to the heart of the park, through a collaboration with one of the other teams we took the advantage of a tall landmark which is located in the middle of the park. The landmark is expected to attract the visitors to pass all the way to it. The landmark could be seen above, in the background in grey.

Barcelona: After the Project

Rehabilitation of Mass Housing Estates Spain, Barcelona, Ciutat Meridiana Team Members: Bernat Colome’ Alexander Kusic Ham Young Kyo Aidin Naimi Baraghani

Ciutat Meridiana

Instructor: Prof.Marc Brossa

From 1945 to 1965 new urbanizing development started in many European cities. Planned housing estates and spontaneous marginal urbanization development could be recognized during this period. This unprecedented phenomena had negative impacts on the periphery of many European cities, which remain until today. The second edition of eco-rehabilitation workshop faced the challenge of revitalization of three of the most remarkable episodes of mass housing estates in Barcelona’s metropolitan area: Ciutat Meridiana, Bon Pastor and Polígon Sud-Oest del Besòs. Our team was working on a rehabilitation project on Ciutat Meridiana or Font Magues housing estate, which is one of the mass housing estates built between 1950’s and 1970’s in Barcelona, with the aim of providing new dwellings to the large immigrant population and thus attempt to eradicate the shanties.

National Park Barcelona

To El Valles

Ciutat Meridiana was built on 1964 on private sector investment, in a

National Park

To Barcelona

valley located on north eastern fringe between Barcelona and Montcada Reixac. This neighborhood has previously been discarded to be constructed as a new cemetery. Nowadays the quality of life in this area is quite poor due to the topography, weather and soil condition. But It’s location as a gateway to Barcelona and the national park of Barcelona, right beside conjunction of north-south and west-east highways are very positive potentials which could be employed to rehabilitate the area.

Workshop Experience at ESTA - Spain, Barcelona El Valles Region

Barcelona Region

Industrial Area Can Cuias Ciutat Meridiana

National Park


Urban Services


Urban Fabric’s Morphology 01 Ciutat Meridiana 02 San Cuia’s 03 Industrial Area

Cluster Neighborhoods Typology of Relations: Internal Between Clusters External


The design process started by several lectures given by students on issues related to mass housing in East European countries such as Serbia, Poland and Romania and some examples with a very different point of view in Korea. While the nine teams were working on the three mass housing estates in Barcelona, some architects held some lectures on urban projects in Barcelona and some people of the municipal authorities brought up their points of view. After studying the Ciutat Meridiana’s location and environmental situation, our team looked into the sociological statistics of the area and according to them all, we came up with some strategies which are summarized in the chart on left. To reach these goals we tried to discern the potentials. (Below left) Since Ciutat Meridiana is located on the boundary of two comarcas (regions) the economical and physical rehabilitation-management had always been complicated. The chart on below right demonstrates the importance of collaboration of the two comarcas.

Proposal Masterplan

Potentials of an Area Belonged to Two Comercas (Regions)

Management & Economic System Barcelona Comarca (Barcelona Region)

El Valle Comarca (El Valle Region)


Rehabilitation of Ciutat Meridiana

Rehabilitation of Can Cuas


Industrial Area

Improvement of Accessibility to The National Park

Rehabilitation of The Industrial Area

To Barcelona

To the more Inter-Spain Highway

Change Image of The Neighbourhood

Regional Potentials: -Industrial Area -National Park

To the more European Highway

Decision Makers

National Park

Ciutat Meridiana

Vallbona Tore Baro

Can Cuias


Smoothen The Boundary Between Barcelona and El Valles In Terms of Management, Budget and Mentality

Workshop Experience at ESTA - Spain, Barcelona Time-Line Schedule


Proposal Layers

Accessibility Enhancement

Cabin Car Valley

(To be designed as promenade, which doesn’t not work as a divider, but more as an entrance to the national park)

Accessibility Enhancement

Cabin Car Station

(To be accessible to the other attraction points)

Train Station

Neighborhood Center

(To be moved closer to the neighborhood)

Residential Clusters

(To be improved in local scale)

Facades Improvement

Workshop Experience at ESTA - Spain, Barcelona


Technological Renovation

Forte Ricasoli Malta, Kalkara


Team Members: Vicente Dotor Eduardo Giancarlo Aidin Naimi Baraghani

Instructor: Luca Maria Francesco Fabris

Paolo Setti

Forte Ricasoli is a 18th century

fort located in Kalkara in Malta. The fort has changed during the last century, specially during the second world war, when it was used as a military base. During the last decades the fort has been used as a filming site of movies such as Troy and The Patriot. Our team was very conservative in imposing any alteration inside the fort, as a consequent, our proposal master plan consists of some jogging paths and very simple hotel units located outside of the fort on the sea front and temporary structures inside, to be used as exhibitions and restaurant. The hotel complex could be used by visitors to be witnesses of filming the movies.


Workshop Experience - Malta, Kalkara Possible Circulation Plaza’s’ Territory (Negative Spaces) Main Piazza’s Territory (Negative Spaces)

Master Plan & Conceptual Program

Positive Spaces Boats’ Deck



Exhibition Building


Main Plaza

Plaza (Piazza)

Exhibition Main Plaza (Main Piazza)

Plaza (Piazza)


Hotel Units



Hotel Units


Moment Analysis For calculating the structure we used Autodesk Robot software. According to its diagrams and calculations we designed and modified the structure. Exposition Plan and the elements analyzed on the bottom

Imposed Forces

Moment Diagram

Shear Force Diagram

Portal System

Portal System

Bracing System

Beam System

Force Distribution Diagram

Workshop Experience - Malta, Kalkara


Public Space Design

Exhibition Site & Pavilion Italy, Milan, Porte Nuova

Monumental Cemetery

Garibaldi Train Station

Porta Nuova Team Members: iNarges Golkar Virna Lulhi Aidin Naimi Baraghan

Instructor: Prof.Cino Zucchi

The aim of this project was to design a public green space which was in the foreground of 13 pavilions from different countries. Apart from the public space, each team was asked to design a multifunctional auditorium and one pavilion of a country which reflects the identity of its homeland.

Design Experience at Politecnico di Milano - Italy, Milan


Architectural Design Studio

Expo 2015 of Milan Italy, Milan, Rho Fiera

Pistachio Production 30%

Team Members: Miguel Rocha Amir Hossein Roghaniha Aidin Naimi Baraghani

2% 11%11% 40%



Prof. Remo Dorigati Giancarlo Floridi Emilio Caravatti Juarez Corso Gianluca G Lugli Giulia Dozzio Carlo Nozza

Expo 2015 of Milan will be held

by the theme, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. Unlike the other expos which has been held before, the idea of this expo is to be more humanistic, said professor Stefano Boeri one of the architects who is working on the expo 2015 of Milan. Every country will have almost the same lot to present one or some of its agricultural productions and these productions can be a mean to bring up important issues such as the importance of energy in today’s world, revitalization of old agriculture methods. One of the goals of this project was to embody an idea by interpreting a very abstractive issue.


Our team chose arid and hot climate of a desert city in Iran , this city which is located in Kerman province is called Rafsanjan. Since pistachio is a crucial production of the region in Rafsanjan, we started studying it. This nut is quite interesting, firstly it can survive in the sever climate of desert, secondly it had a very important role in the life of inhabitant’s of Rafsanjan. And lastly, pistachio’s fields are nowadays very good means for desert reclamation, these fields shaped the landscape all around the cities in Rafsanjan.

Turkey Syria Greece


Zooming in: Iran / Kerman / Rafsanjan


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The next step after studying the climate and choosing the production was to study more deeply the cultivation procedure and visually codify and interpret some important related issues. Finding and efficiently using water is the key to live in the desert. Here are some innovative irrigation systems in Rafsanjan : Qanat - A very systematic way to convey water to the cities and fields which was innovated by Persians.







Usually 1/4 of the farmlands is dedicated to the sapling trees, 2/4 to the real-productive trees and the remaining to the old trees, over 25 years old. The latter mentioned trees are supposed to be transferred with new trees which are brought up in green houses.


In the cold winter nights farmers put on fires in the fields to prevent the trees from glaciating.



One male tree produces enough pollen for eight to twelve female trees to be fertilized.

Clay vase irrigation - Water was poured to the vase which was buried, just beside the root of the tree in the ground

According to Persian legends, the Pistachio nut was one of the “holy foods� brought to the Earth by Adam. It is said that the Sasanide king ordered to store pistachio in the castles of Khorasan as an energizing edible in case the castles were surrounded by the enemies. The ancient king of Babylon, had pistachio trees planted in his hanging gardens which were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Queen of Sheb, as legend tells, once decreed the pistachio a royal food and she went so far as to forbid peasants from growing it.

Green House

Production Rate Age of the Trees

Design Conceptual Analysis



City Parcels


Field Density

Row of trees with different ages based on the life time-line of pistachio’s tree and the fact that farmers divide their lots in four parts.

Construction Density

Vertical and Horizontal Shades





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West Elevation

Longitudinal Section


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Landscape Design Studio Landscape Botanic Studio Italy, Milan, Rho Fiera

Team Members: Le Huy Binh Marco Lazzari Aidin Naimi Baraghani Trinh Son Tung

Instructor: Prof. Andreas Kipar Piera Chiuppani

An area close to the expo 2015 of Milan, is the area, our team worked on during this course. By finding the urban spaces’ problems and potentials, we proposed a strategical urban intervention, to enhance the local city life. This area which is located on the outskirts of Milan, is fragmented to many parcels. We proposed a green space planted by different plants from all over the world which supports the expo 2015 of Milan, and also provides the space to connect the different fragmented residential areas.

In the map above, the segregation of the three residential areas is illustrated .They can be more connected by means of the public space in between them.

The red line indicates the boundary of the public green space and the four green circles, show critical spots which connect the residential neighborhoods to the public green space.






Graffiti Wall

Street Market


Western public space core which is a critical point where a residential area, highway and the green space meet.

Fields of different plants from all over the world.

One of the public-green cores which connects the residential area in north to the green space.

Design Experience Milano The - Italy,plaza Milanwhich connects 2011 The highway madeata Politecnico very strongdidivision between the two locals on north Rho Fiera to the green space. and south. By means of under paths we This plaza can be used as a tried to smoothen this definite border. place for street markets.

Technological Renovation

Forte Ricasoli Malta, Kalkara

Number of pedestrians per 15 minutes 120< 60<120 20<60 10<20 0<10

Team Members: Joao Beleza Freire Suee Chang Magda Malska Aidin Naimi Baraghani Juan Sebastian Rivera Illaria Rondina Wiet Van Asten Jia Yao

Instructors: Prof.Clara Cardia Nathalie Kakpo Umberto Nicolini Carolina Cruz

This project aimed to study the current urban condition of a small town in north of Milan, and to provide a

rehabilitation proposal.

The theoretical backbone of this project was based on Jane Jacobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s urban theories, safety researches by the American architect, Oscar Newman and C.Ray Jeffery, the American criminologist. The group of about 50 students was divided to five teams, each team was responsible to study on an specific area and an urban issue.

Weekday Afternoon Pedestrian Flow Map - We studied the pedestrian flow in different part of Cormano in six different times of week. This map is an example of the first phase of the project in which the existing urban condition of Cormano was studied. This study phase includes providing the survey maps mentioned below : Land use, street frontage, activity distribution, car flow, pedestrian flow, Lighting, transportation, decay and social map.

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Interpretation of the Pedestrian Flow In the second phase the information derived from the first phase was progressed and interpreted.


120< 60<120 20<60 10<20 0<10

Morphology Map In the next phase by studying the interpretation maps, more detailed maps were derived and some objectives were drawn to be reached by means of strategies. For reaching the strategies, urban interventions were proposed.

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Above - Local urban enhancement by rehabilitating the surrounding of the west of Cormano. The last phase of the project includes the proposals aiming to improve urban condition in the most critical regions. Our team proposed two main problematic streets and a vast green area on west of Cormano, to be re-purposed and improved.

Preservation/Interior Design Studio

Palazzo Visconti Castelli Italy, Lombardia, Canegrate

Team Members: Zhenyu Lai Aidin Naimi Baraghani Ramy Rizk Goosup Sung Weijing Xu Tamara Zarkovic


Prof.Stefano della Torre Prof.Gisella Veronese Prof.Massimiliano Nocchi

Palazzo Visconti Castelli, a 18th century palace, is located in Canegrate, a town in northwest of Milan. Originally the palace was owned by Visconti family, one of the most powerful families in Lombardia province. The palace was never built complete as what it was planned to be. Later on in 20th century the building was turned into a warehouse of a fabric factory. In 1930s the abandoned building became occupied by some poor people. Even though the building is quite important for the town and is very rich in artistic features, it is still an old abandoned edifice to be renovated.



Hotel & Bar Flow from the Center

Flow from the Center

Flow from Railway Station

Flow from Railway Station

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Longitudinal Section

Cross Section

Ground Floor

Second Floor

Brick Pavement (Existing)

Red Oak Whisky (Raised Floor)

Red Oak (Raised Floor)

Cream Plastic Cement

Blue Plastic Cement

Metal Checker Plate Parquet

Travertine Stone

Granito Rosa di Baveno (Existing)


According to our study on Canegrate, the town lacks a cultural centre. Considering the location and history of the palace, it is proposed to host cultural activities. Some residential parts proposed to be kept as exposition halls to remind visitors of the history of the building. The rental offices and temporary exhibition are planned to provide a part of budget, to maintain the building.

Elevator as a steel framed core

Steel staircase supported by beams between core and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;cageâ&#x20AC;?


Wired Glass

Checkered Plate

300*150 mm

80*120 mm

Steel Column


150*150 mm2

120*120 mm2

Steel Column


The spy glass on the outer shell reflects the surrounding environment

300 1100



Spy Glass

2 3


Cage system and concrete base on the ground floor

2 300 800



Inner Skin Prefabricated plywood



4 300 1450

300 300

200*200 mm2

Column Loop

120*150 mm2


All the sheets of glass would be fabricated and transferred to the construction site.

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10 9 8 7 6






+0.00 - m

+2.50 m

+4.40 m

+6.30 m

+9.00 m

6 +13.60 m

7 +16.00 m

8 +17.10 m

9 +18.90 m

5 4 3 2



+19.20 m

Plans of Different Heights

-4.00 m

+0.00 - m

+3.40 m

+11.30 m

+15.00 m

+16.00 m

+7.50 m

Justification for the new staircase attached to the southern facade of the building : - It gives a new identity to the old building. - It provides enough space for the vertical circulation without demolition of any part of the building inside. - Reflective panels of glasses as the envelope of staircase reflect the town. They are designed in a way to reflect the skyline of Canegrate, under the panorama platform. - The panorama platform on top is a viewpoint overlooking the city centre. - The diversity of forms inside, creates a new experience of space for the visitors.


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Some Sketches

Subject : Rasht , The Old Building Paper : A4 , 120g Paper Medium : Marker and Felt-tip Pen

Some Sketches

Subject : Milan , Il Parco Sole Paper : 24*34 cm2 , 160g Paper Medium : Marker and Felt-tip Pen



Shah Abbasi Hotel Location : Iran , Isfahan Camera : Nikon D80


Faculty of Architecture of Tabriz University Location : Iran , Tabriz Camera : Olympus S 300


Millennium Park, November 2011 Location : U.S.A. , Chicago Camera : Nikon D80


Charlotte, November 2011 Location : U.S.A. , Charlotte Camera : Nikon D80


New York Giants (Citigroup Tower), January 2012 Location : U.S.A. , New York Camera : Nikon D80


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