Architectural Portfolio Selected works from academic background & professional experiences; architecture, graphic, sketch
Azadeh Mahmoudi Master of Architecture
My soul is craving for structural art I named it. For me, architecture has been always the balance between imagination and reality. Taking a vision form another world and translate it to the most tangible thing which solves others physical and psychophysical problems, a way which defines how people live and interact.
Contents Works from my architecture adventure at the Art University of Isfahan, Shiraz University and Texas A&M Univeristy, architecture studios.
Designing a pediatric cancer cancer 06 Resilience 14
Revitalization of an Urban Waterfront 24 Translating the Culture into Form 32 Light, View Oriented Cubes 36 Khish-khaneh Residentional Building 40 Negarestani House Renovation 46 A Rural House: Hanjan Village 50 A Familiar Shelter 52
Revit | Dynamo 54 My Drawings, Paintings 56 Resume 58
Excessive factors, high productivity Designing a pediatric cancer cancer where art & nature would be a part of healing process Location | Mueller Str, Austin, Tx Duration | 5 months Academic | Texas A&M University | Kirk Hamilton Year | Fall 2017 - March 2018
The primarily object of this proposal is to design a pediatric cancer center. This center aims to improve its users healing condition by using art as a source of inspiration and productivity, nature as a relaxing and responsibility factor and natural light to reduce the fear. This center is designed for the children who already know that they have cancer and they come here just for getting the medicine
or radiation it is an out-patient facility, which works with different multifunction spaces for almost 50 patients in range of 5 to 12 years old. The location of the site is in City of Austin and this project is defined as an expansion of Dell â€˜s Children Medical Center. Here is a place with less fear of attending hospital and a place to joy and production.
Art + Nature
Early Sketches: Alternatives
Being Productive will help the children to conquer the suppressed feelings of useless persons.
Set back from the street: Providing green space as an extension of the Mueller Park Creating two different green spaces, urban and healing.
Curve-like mass: maximize views to the Meuller Park Define main sections in the facility: Radiation (under ground), Radiology, Chemotherapy, Administrative and Art.
Vertical access and egresses as a strong faĂ§ade feature. Bringing light down to the radiation bays. Light wellsâ€™ shape on the top: Strong form to define the corner. Scattered shop and art stores in the site to showcase the produced art and make connection with surrounding.
Resilience Dundas Apartmnets An Approach to Design Mixed Use Apartments Location | Dundas St, Toronto, Canada Duration | 4 months Academic | Texas A&M University | Craige Babe Year | Fall 2016
This site is located near the intersection of Dundas Street W. and Sheridan Avenue in Toronto. The project is to design a mixed use mid-rise building that compliments and augments the streetâ€™s vibrancy and diversity. Due to the urban needs of the site, the proposed structure is to provide mixed use with respect to the area. The site is an assembly of four attached buildings, and the program includes residential, commercial, and/ or community uses. The project is a
seven stories high with upper levels reserved for residential. By analyzing and concluding from the land use, shadow, elevation and section studies, that the site can accommodate multitude of functions. However, the challenge was to design a building that does not negatively impact the neighboring buildings or appear foreign in the streetscape, create a pedestrian environment, contextual character, and sense of place.
Maximum allowable height is determined by the width of the public right-of-way (all references to the R.O.W. or R.O.W. widths, denote the public R.O.W.)
Mass Development The entire block space
Splitting the block: enterning the light
Functions: Art Gallery + Residential Units
The primirley concept of arranging the residential units, was having diffrent types of units, assembing on top of eachothet; just like the sprit of Dundas street. Different people need differnt spaces. These different-scale unites make the facade more playful and respond todivers residential demnds in the Dundas street.
1 1. Northern Residentials Blocks 2. Southern Residentials Blocks
Analysing the current street elevation and its features
Applying setbacks on fronts, according law
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Side Section Side Section Sc:1/100 Sc:1/100
Roof Garden Roof Garden
Open Space Open Space
FirstFloor Floor First
SecondFloor Floor Second
UnitPlans Plans Unit Sc:1/100 Sc:1/100
Third Floor Third Floor Sc:1/200
Fourth Floor Fourth Floor Sc:1/200
FifthFifth Floor Floor
Sixth Floor Sixth Floor
All units and their inside spaces get natural
complex, three-bedrooms, two-bedrooms
, one-bedrooms and
different types of apartments within the
1. Aluminium Window 2. Concrete Slab 3. Gypsum Board 4. Insulation Barrier 5. Waterproofing Membrane 6. Heat Insulation 7. Drainage gradient 8. Wad 9. Mortar
10. Mosaic Tile 11. Plastic Staple 12. Water Outlet 1. Aluminium Window 13. Spacer 14. Stone 2. Concrete Slab 15. Steel Hanger 3. Gypsum Board 16. Soil 4. Insulation Barrier 17.Masonry
5. Waterproofing Membrane 6. Heat Insulation 7. Drainage gradient 8. Wad 9. Mortar
10. Mosaic Tile 11. Plastic Staple 12. Water Outlet 13. Spacer 14. Stone 15. Steel Hanger 16. Soil 17.Masonry
Wall Section Sc:1/40
North Facade Sc:1/40
Revitalization of an Urban Waterfront Bandar Abbas Cultural Center An Approach to Design a Cultural Center Location | Shahed Blvd, Bandar Abbas, Iran Duration | 4 months Academic | Shiraz University | Kazem Memarzia Year | Spring 2013
Bandar Abbas is a city on the northern coast of Persian Gulf with many natural and cultural attractions. These days, fortunately, paying attention to the sea wais a crucial task for everyone but other aspects of the natural potential of the city are eliminated, such as urban coves, Baran ponds and mosques. Therefore, this study attempts to identify other natural urban potentials and cultural potential of the city and the region. This is a cultural design at the edge of an urban watercourse flood, with the goal of being able to introduce culture and nature of
the city by designing a cultural center at its waterfront. This study began by researching about Cultural Centers and Waterfronts at the same time. Regarding to the importance of leisure and urban problems in Cultural Centers, searching to approach a cultural urban solution continued and the result was using the Cultural Quarters ideas in designing this Cultural Center. Further researches were done on the culture of the city to find a cultural form and physical planning that are relating to the culture of the region. With study of case studies and executive matters, this project was fully elaborated.
Natural and Cultural Features of Context
Concepts Strong relationship between open and close spaces. - Cultural spaces: large volumes - Economical & Commercial spaces: Empty spaces around large volumes Palm leaves: Symbole of the city Connencting the the repetetive palmslike elements: Resembling the fishing net Using the penumbra of the vernacular faรงades and their proportions.
Site Analysis Natural habitat Civic/School
Residential Area Commercial Area Main Street
Specifying the zones, according to the different activities: - Active & Night Zone - Main Zone - Calm Zone
Connecting the zones with the shopping corridors. These corridos can act such and wind corridors during the good seasons.
Using the palm leaves to identify Designing the lanscape and the entrance. The prportion of public space indivitual masses are driven from Propertion of local wind catchers.
A view to large, open and mutli-purpose outside spaces.
Basement Floor: parking
1. Gallery, Retail Stores and amphitheater were placed in the hearth of complex to make the complex active.
2. Creativity Workshops and children area were placed in the active edge of site in order to have a better communication with its surrounding.
3. Library, offices and learning classes were placed in the north of site where is calm and quite.
4. Outdoor spaces such as coffee shops, galleries and an open theater make an active space outside.
The oveall view shows how the building interacts with the surronding and creates live and active atmosphere.
Translating the Culture into Form Bandar Abbas Local Library An Approach to Design a Place Location | Emam Khomeini Blvd, Bandar Abbas, Iran Duration | 4 months Academic | Art University of Isfahan | A. Moeini Year | Summer 2011
This project was about designing a local library. An active space with the other correlated function such as amphitheater, gallery, group studying and etc. The main concept of design was having a decorum and calm looking structure which reflects the culture of the native people. The External Motifs were inspired from Traditional Motifs of the region. The palm tree is a strong indicator of the city which as a native person is inspired me so much; specially the light that passes through its branches, so I designed the roof of building in a way that represents that feeling. The main structure of the
building was an enlonged rectangle cube such as vernacular building of the region in order to catch the better light and wind circulation which comes from the sea. The enlonged cube defines public and spaces of the library. The additional cube defines the offices and small spaces area such as repository library, offices and research area. For gerenal and inner lighting a huge void was devised. its design was inspired from the palm trees. South windows were covered by the shaders which were inspired by the vernacular building.
Ideas & Mass Development
First Floor 1. Entrance 2. Information 3. Computer Searching 4. Waiting Area 5. Giving and Receiving Books 6. Introducing New Books 7. Reading Magazines 8. Gallery 9. Childrenâ€™s Library 10. Multi-purpose Room 11. Coffee Shop 12. Repository Library 13. Preparing Book 14. Praying Room
Second Floor 1. Study Room 2. Book Shelves 3. Group Study 4. Internet 5. Offices
Third Floor 1. Offices 2. research area
Due to Iranian government policy, men and womensâ€ş areas should be totally separated. Therefore, the building was designed symmetrical to provide equal opportunity for both.
Light, View Oriented Residentional Complex An Approach to Design a Cultural Center Location | 3rd Moshtagh Str, Isfahan, Iran Duration] 4 months Academic | Art University of Isfahan | Ramin Madani Year | Spring 2011
Recieving best light and best view for every house were the main goal of project, private, semi-private and public yard were designed to adapt with the residens need. The fringe of stream was designed to be a place for gathering and playing.
This residential complex was designed in a fabulous location in Isfahan City; near the Zayandehrood River and with a little stream passing trough it.
Semi-private green spaces
Getting proper Light from South-West and proper view from South-East
Getting proper Light and view from same direction. (South-West)
Getting proper Light from South-West and proper view from North-East
First Floor Entrance
Khish-Khaneh Residentional Building Nominated for the Building of the Year 2017 Link:http://www.archdaily.com/784190/khish-khaneh-residetial-building-behzad-yaghmaei-plus-azadeh-mahmoudi Location | Kerman City , Kerman, Iran Duration | 1 Year Professional | Facade design; Partner: Behzad Yaghmaei Year | 2015 -2016
hough designed in a modern form, the Khish-khaneh residential building maintains traditional design concepts. Its interactive faĂ§ade, which draws design elements and materials from diverse, incongruous surroundings, creates a unifying identity for the area. The buildingâ€™s red rods, frames and louvers echo the color of neighboring brick structures, while its pale yellow
walls harmonize with the use of similarly colored highlights on the adjoining buildings. Yellow is also picked up in stone flower boxes, randomly placed outside bedroom windows. The flower boxes, attached to the faĂ§ade with modern construction methods, help enhance lighting and provide natural ventilation into interior spaces.
The south facade employs a bilateral concept with randomly arranged columns framing windows that supply residents with both active and serene views. City life unfolds outside of the wide window views, while the tightly placed columns filter the outside world, providing privacy and calm relaxing space. The rhythmic column pattern, a nod to traditional Iranian residential architecture, also moderates the intensity of light that comes from the south.
NEGARESTANI HOUSE RENOVATION Residential Renovation Semi-Finalist of Memar Magazine Awards Location | Kerman City, Kerman, Iran Duration | 9 months Professional | Intrior design; Partner: Behzad Yaghmaei Year | 2014
Entrance is not just a doorway, it gives the sense of passing. Crossing over one level to the next step, from noisy urban space to the home calm space. Light, color, greenery, and materials all have their own effect on its quality. In order to have more privacy, Visual contact with the outside should be limited. On the other hand, green space and lighting should be added to make it an extraordinary place for visitors. To achieve this goal, Semi-closed vision has been provided by synthesizing remained pipes which were retrieved from old installation of house. Flower box was added in different parts and the quality of lightening was improved in order to make a more welcoming space.
Featured in prestigious architecture magazines in Iran. Before
A Rural House : Hanjan Village Winner of Special Vision Award in Research and Design First Competition in Designing Rural House Location | Hanjan, Esfahan, Iran Duration | 1 months Academic | Art University of Isfahan Year | Spring 2013
HANJAN village which is placed in Isfahan’s environs, has mild climate. Residents’ local job is agriculture and ranching. Besides, weaving carpet and making handicrafts are also two common financial activities in their woman’s lives. The idea of competition was to design a residential building model which should be based on their lives habitat. The main concept of designing a residential
model which is related to the area’s climate and its concerns, should also responds to the people’s demands. So, the first step was recognizing the dwellers’ habitats. The researches reveal that the village-mans commonly spend their time outside of the house. In the other hand, their wives usually do housekeeping. It was pleasant to design a house which can be flexible and support their requirements.
Living Rooms Closets Kitchen W a l k i n g Cl o s e t WC & Bath
Generating a pattern for the sides, allowing the inside to be seen.
A Familiar Shelter Thomas Park Pavilion A place compatible with surrounding Location | Thomas Park, College Station, Tx Duration | 2 weeks Academic | Texas A&M University | Marcel Erminy Year | Spring 2017
Basketball court Play Ground
IDEAS Compatible with the surrounding Stay, Watch, Relax Keep it simple CHARACTER Resemblance of existing buildings Light structural frame
Best View Pool
ATITUDE Respect the trees Not to show off
Time| 7:00 am
Time| 8:45 am
Time| 11:00 am
Revit | Dynamo Adaptable forms Advanced modeling in Revit Duration | 2 weeks Academic | Texas A&M University | Wei Young Year | Fall 2017
The primary aim of this project was to learn parametric modeling in Revit and experience the Revit plug-in Dynamo. As a case study, the National Assembly for Whales building was chosen. The two main elements of the building were modeled with changeable parameters and then they were linked to an external factor (here the current sun path.) As a result, the building elements change regarding sun position. Website: https://goo.gl/JDKrtN Watch videos: Parametric - https://goo.gl/CQPP86 Dynamo - https://goo.gl/go6FFS
Domes and centeral element are done by creating one single dome in the conceptual mass model area.
Dynamo scripts for linking the building and sun path.
My Drawings & Paintings Painting was always something inspiring and special to me, I have started it at early ages and as an architect, I have learned so much about my surrounding through it. Here are some of my paintings.
An Old Building, Abyaneh Village, Esfahan, Iran | 2015 | Water color & Marker | Real Size: 15*15 Amaryllis Flowers | 2011 | Water color & Pencil | Real Size: 30*40 New Year Fishes | 2009 | Watercolor & Pencil | Real Size: 20*20 St Stepanos Monastery, East Azerbaijan, Iran | 2015 | Pencil | Real Size: 20*30
My Resume Azadeh Mahmoudi
Mastern of Architecture Address: 1600 Welsh St, College station, TX. Tel: 979 985 8977 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Education Master of Architecture Texas A&M University, College Station, TX [Sep 2016 - Now] * Graduate Assistant, Communication Office, Dept. of Architecture
Master of Science/ Architecture Shiraz University Shiraz, Iran [Sep 2013 – 2011] *Exceptional Talent Scholarship for Studying M.A. at The Shiraz University Bachelor of Architecture Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran. [Sep 2011 - 2007]
* Exceptional Talent Student, ranked 4th top student
Awards Special Vision Award In research and design - Isfahan first competition in «Designing Rural House» -Partner: Behzad Yaghmaei [Mar 2011]
Shahid Ashrafi Esfahani
Iran Architecture Award Competition, Partner:Behzad Yaghmaei. [Sep 2014]
Instructor Isfahan, Iran [Sep-Dec 2015]
Selected as the Best Paper 1st National conference of Construction & Project Management. [ Nov 2013]
Skills 3D Modeling REVIT/ Dynamo, Autocad, Rhinoceros / Grasshopper, Skatchup.
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere.
Model making & fabrication 3D printing,
Intern Architect Isfahan, Iran [Dec 2013 – 2016] *As a Drafter, working with CAD & Revit; Doing post production and finalrendering. As an Architecture Designer, Interacted with clients and interdisciplinary team to develop and refine concepts.
Honar Pooya Architects Architectural Intern, Bandar Abbas, Iran [Sep- Dec 2013] Azad University Instructor Bandar Abbas, Iran [Sep-Dec 2013] * Course: Enviromental Perception and Expression (Sketching and Project Presenting Skills). Danesh Pajouhan Institute Instructor Isfahan, Iran [Sep 2014 -2015] * Course: Enviromental Perception and Expression (Sketching and Project Presenting Skills).
Volunteer Student Health Environment Association [SHEA] / Director of events [Sep 2017 - Jun 2018] Facility Guidelines Institute [FGI] Workshop / Participant Austin, Texas [Sep 2017] Healthcare Expo & Conference [HCD] [Nov 2016] Houston, Texas [Nov 2017] Orlando, Florida
Languages English / proficient Persian / proficient German / intermediate [B1]
Publications Memarzia, Kazem; Mahmoudi, Azadeh (Aug 2013).“Cooperation among Culture, Economy and Social activities in Rehabilitation of Urban Spaces“; Gozaresh Quarterly Journal of Fars Organization for Engineering (Order of Building), Spring-Summer 2013.No 77-76, Pp 78-63 Haghighat, Farangis; Mahmoudi, Azadeh; Maghareh, Mohammad.R (Nov 2013). “Evaluation of Management Indexes in the Private Construction“,1st National Conference of Construction Project Management, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran (giving presentation). Mahmoudi, Azadeh; Haghighat, Farangis (Dec 2013). “Double-Skin Façade Systems, a Sustainable Building Policy (An Approach in the Hot and Humid Climate)”. International Conference of Civil Engineering, Architecture & Urban Sustainable Development, Islamic Azad University (Tabriz Branch), Tabriz, Iran.
Sketching / pen, pencil and marker Painting / pencil, water Color Photography Persian Calligraphy
Master of Architecture
Published on Jan 12, 2018