Mohsen Khanmohamadi Portfolio September 2018
Index CV Professional Works Mohsen Khanmohamadi Experienced Architect with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. Skilled in Concept Development, Architecture Visualization and design professional with a Masterâ€™s degree focused in Architecture from Azad University, Central Tehran Branch. mohsen.khanmohamadi@ outlook.com unit 6, no 23, 3rd Shian st., Lavizan, Tehran, Iran +98 912 477 0388 linkedin.com/in/ mohsenkhanmohamadi issuu.com/mohsenkhan
Lybra Cafe Valiasr Commercial Dehghan House-Garden Eilkhaneh Residential [in]Exterior|Falahatian Yardhouse Nashtaroud Residential-Commercial Juan Apartment
Social + Spacial Assets
Competitions Makran Low Budget Housing Bamian Cultural Center Padideh Kish Resort Mirmiran
MA Architecture at Azad University-Central Tehran Branch 2013- 2016 GPA 17.4 out of 20 BA Architecture at Azad University-Central Tehran Branch 2008-2012 GPA 17.4 out of 20 High school diploma in mathematics and physics 2004-2008 GPA 17.8 out of 20
Nashid Nabian - Previous lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Design - Co-founder in Shift Process Practice architeture studio Mobile: +98 912 130 6410 Email: email@example.com
Work experience Freelance architect 2016-present Teacher assistant at Contemporary Architects Association 2015 Teacher assistant at Azad University-Central Tehran Branch 2014-2015 Architect at Shift Process Practice 2014-2015 Junior architect at L.E.D. Architects 2012-2014
Shahab Mirzaeian - Lecturor at Islamic Azad University - C.E.O at L.E.D Architects Mobile: +98 912 198 7432 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Honors & Awards
1st prize in 6th Mirmiran International Annual Award 2012 Wind and Architecture. In cooperation with Mahdi Ghotbi, Alaleh Sakhaeifar 2nd place in Memar Award 2014 Eilkhaneh Apartment. Member of Shift Process Practice office 2nd place in Designing Monument of Martyrs 2012 Semnan Museum. In cooperation with Hossein Khanmohamadi 2nd Place in Memar Award 2016 [in]Exterior|Falahatian Yardhouse. Member of Shift Process Practice Honorable mention in Mashhad-Neyshabour Gate Competition 2011 In cooperation with Mahdi Ghotbi, Shahab Towliat, Amirsiavash Ghorbani Shortlisted project in Memar Award 2016 Juan Apartmen. Member of L.E.D Architects Shortlisted project in Memar Award 2015 Lybra Cafe. In cooperation with Hoya Studio
Publications New Year in Historical Districts of Tehran 2011 Khanmohamadi, M. (2011), New Year in Historica Districts of Tehran, Hamshahri Architecture: Journal of Architecture and Urbanism (pp. 97-100), Tehran Municipality.
Presentation & graphics
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe Indesign
Drafting, 3D modeling & rendering
Autodesk Autocad McNeel Rhinoceros Sketchup Chaos Vray Autodesk Revit Autodesk 3Ds Max
Art & Crafts
Physical model making Hand drawing & sketching
English - IELTS academic 7 German - B1 Persian - Native Turkish (Azerbaijani)
Nashtaroud Residential-Commercial Building
Lybra Cafe Freelance architect - 2015 Responsibilities: Construction management, design development, presentation In cooperation with Hoya Studio
Shortlisted project in Memar Award 2016
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Entrance and facade is designed in a way that grabs attention of the passing people. They can have a take-away coffee.
KITC KITCHEN HEN KITC HEN People or musicians can have a short rest in the triangular entrance zone while drinking their coffee.
KITC KITCHEN HEN KITC HEN Those who donâ€™t want to spend much time in the cafe but also would like to enjoy interior atmosphere of cafe can use this area.
KITC KITCHEN KITCHEN HEN First floor is dedicated mostly to students who want to sit and advance their personal project in their free time or between classes.
KITC KITCHEN HEN KITC HEN Upper floor is the smoking area and contains a big Circulation table for bigger gatherings which require more time. Circulation Circulation Circulation
Design team decided to use exposed concrete as the main material in both saloons. In order to have a quality concrete with lower cost to meet the not so high budget of this small project, it was decided to train unprofessional workers to use a DIY method of making concrete that was much cheaper than other options. Interestingly, the result was much better than expected. Later on, the concrete panels and boxes were used to host electricity sockets and flowers.
Valiasr Commercial Building Freelance architect - 2017 Responsibilities: Head Architect, design development, 3D modeling, rendering, presentation In cooperation with Alaleh Sakhaeifar
Valiasr commercial building is a renovation project, it is located in the Valiasr street in Tehran, Iran which is said to be the longest street in Iran with lots of important buildings. It is for sure one of the most important cultural zones in Tehran. The goal of the design team was to depict a modern project with the most possible visibility from the street. Tall glass double facade framed by concrete gets the light to almost every space and grabs the attention of passing pedestrians. Before renovation
First Floor Plan
Dehghan Garden-House Freelance architect - 2016 Responsibilities: Head Architect, design development, 3D modeling, rendering, presentation In cooperation with Alaleh Sakhaeifar
This building was an unused small left over building at the corner of a 10.000m2 garden, we renovated it into a home-office; a place where client wanted mostly to hold meetings in or spend a few hours when he is at the place. Project consisted of reinforcing the structure, designing interiors, facade and landscape.
Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Eilkhaneh Apartment Shift Process Practice Architecture Office - 2014 Responsibilities: Presentation, Diagrams www.shift-arch.com/projects/eilkhaneh 2nd place in Memar Award 2014
Typical apartments in Tehran
Eilkhaneh, with a pioneer approach of design was one of the most influencing projects for me, Not only I learned a lot during making presentation documents for this project, but also I tried to present it in the best possible way. Many new ways of presentation have been used in this project. From combining pictures with wall section to generating high resolution 3D sections from the whole project. This led to a good understanding of this complicated project. one thing I learned during this project was that itâ€™s much harder to talk about good project than the normal ones! since it has to be accurate and presentator should cover all the different aspects of the project.
First Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan
3rd Floor Plan
4th Floor Plan
Unit 3 - 130 m2
Unit 2 - 40 m2
Unit 1 - 90 m2
[in]Exterior|Falahatian Yardhouse Shift Process Practice Architecture Office - 2015 Responsibilities: 3D modeling, rendering www.shift-arch.com/projects/falahatian-villa Shortlisted project in WAF Award 2018 2nd place in Memar Award 2016
My collaboration in this project was 3D modeling and rendering, as well as post production and preparing presentation documents. Anyway, some materials like final facade material has chenged during the construction phase.
First floor plan
Ground floor plan
Nashtaroud Residential-Commercial Building Shift Process Practice Architecture Office - 2014 Responsibilities: Design development, 3D modeling, rendering www.shift-arch.com/projects/nashtarood-residential-complex
As it can be noticed, one of the most amazing things about this project is itâ€™s facade with thousands of louvers giving the project a beautiful solid shape, as well as provideng a continuous view to the Caspian sea. Nashtaroud is also unique in itâ€™s planning between Iranian projects, it has elevated villas each with dedicated outdoor green space. Some of these units have a room which can use as a room of the villa or as a single unit for guests or other people.
High-level concept: some floors allocated to a mixture of units and services accessible to residents.
From conceptual development to schematic design: vertical access, elevated gardens, shared corridors, wet boxes and boundary conditions.
Scenario 1: grounded building / parking at level -3 Scenario 2: elevated building / parking at level -3
Scenario 3: elevated building / parking at level -1 Scenario 4: elevated building / parking at level -1 / continous pedestrian access/ oblique landscape surface
3rd floor plan
1 Living Room
Elevator 8per W.C
Able to divide to two bedrooms
Garbage Room Living Room
service elevator Patient elevator
Dining Room Bedroom
7 Dining Room
Kitchen Family Room
Elevator 10per Bath Kitchen
Terrace Terrace El.
Bath Family Room
18 Dining Room
Public Terrace and Green Area
Electrical Room Bo.
Elevator 13per service elevator Patient elevator
El. Garbage Room
Living Room Bedroom Elevator 8per
Elevator 8per Dining Room
Kitchen Bedroom Breakfast Room Bath
Living Room Terrace
Juan Apartment L.E.D Architects - 2013 Responsibilities: Design development, 3D modeling, Physical modeling www.archdaily.com/797241/juan-apartment-shahab-mirzaean Shortlisted project in Memar Award 2016
Becouse of special taste of the client and in order to make a creative atmosphere in this apartment, many complex strategies has been taken in the design process of Juan apartment. being a member of design team in this project has helped me to have a better understanding of sections. It was a good sample of turning normal flats into doublex and triplex units. The client demanded a design for a residential apartment in 3 storeys, located in a middle-class district of Semnan city. With respect to negotiations with the client and in order to create a maximal usable area, the design switched from an ordinary apartment block of two separate units to two separate triplex and duplex units, because the client was interested in level differences in one single unit. Two of these units were combined together on the main faรงade, letting maximum natural light in from the street. In the triplex unit, a central void was placed in the heart of the building to connect all the spaces together and to make all the spaces visible from there. The public and private spaces were also separated from each other by this void.
Unit A Unit B Unit C
Interaction of Units
Unit C: Flat
Unit A: Triplex
Unit B: Douplex
Valiasr Culture House
Valiasr Culture House Masterâ€™s final project - 2016
Valiasr Culture House is the design part of my master’s project: “Cultural complex design according to the effects of spatial qualities on spatial assets”. Goal of the project was to design a cultural complex in which people find the scence of belonging in,this goal accomplished by the use of factors I have found in my thesis.
Making an entrance from Valiasr metro station by an underground ramp.
Setback from main streets to alocate more space to public activities.
Hight of the buinding harmonized with the surronding buildings importantly Vahdat Hall.
Continuing the local streets into the site to make a better access to the site.
Cutting in the building for getting various views towards the interior streets.
Moving the building edges in the main elevation.
Impacting shiftings in the site to make open areas in different levels.
Linear green areas and benches along the side to give the sense of movement of the sorrounding streets.
Firs FirstBasement Basementplan Plan 01 Foyer 02 Cafe 03 Blackbox 04 Backstage 05 Amphitheatre 06 Cinema Tech 07 Terrace 08 Gallery 09 Chappel 10 Lobby 11 Restaurant 12 Birds Garden 13 Inner Yard 14 Storage 15 Men’s Washroom 16 Women’s Washroom
Bamian Cultural Center
Makran Low-Budget Housing
Padideh Kish Resort
Makran Low-Budget Housing Competition - 2017 Respinsibilities: designer, concept development, studies, 3D modeling and rendering. In cooperation with Mahdi Ghotbi & Alireza Houbakht
B 12.00 5.30+
Has risen by the Piloti, this proposed house A unit is devided to two open and closed space verically. The open space which is created at ground level not only reacts sufficiently to tough environmental climate condition, but also provides users a flexible semipublic space. Interior space of the house is considered as flexible as possible. The sliding wooden partitions can create different type of rooms. In addition the accordion windows can thoroughly relate the inside and outside. Since the natives use roof of their houses so frequently during nights, the roof of this house unit is designed in a way to fulfill this demand.
Temporary shaders allow the usage of rooftop even under direct sunlight on daytime.The high parapet provides privacy and security for the family members.
Usage of concrete along with domestic materials leads to a fast and cheap construction. Cantex is a domestic panel made from straw. It is used for thermal and moisture insulation, keeps insects out and is cheap.
The stair case corridor provides one level of privacy and works as a filter between the exterior and interior spaces.
Straw panels used in facade are used to fight sand storms and bad weather at the time of need. These panels are mounted on a rail system and are flexible.
Deep frames provide a better shade agianst direct sunlight and also provides a better protection against heavy rainsvv.
The open space on the ground floor provides a semi-public space for the inhabitants of the building and the neighbours when needed.
Bamian Cultural Center for UNESCO Competition Shift Process Practice - 2015 Responsibilities: Co-Designer, Presentation and graphics www.shift-arch.com/projects/bamiyan-cultural-center
The Buddhas of Bamiyan were an ancient monument in Afghanistan which dynamited and destroyed in March 2001 by the Taliban. In this project we tried to turn those empty voids into the main concept of design. So by designing various sections and joining them togather we shaped our buildings with different atmospheres yet similar to each other and to the bamian sculptures.
24. Temporary Collection
Padideh Kish Resort Competition L.E.D Architects - 2013 Responsibilities: Design development, Physical model making, presentaion
Padideh Kish is a destination resort in Kish Island, iran. As a destination for a trip to the most attractive touristic place in Iran, “Padideh Kish” on one hand consists of a flexible and wide-spread range of social scenarios related to leisure and on the other hand special events such as commercial, sports and so on. The noble concepts which nourish and support the idea of design, could be explored from two main perspectives: Social – cultural and geographical perspectives.
To have a better understanding of whole aspects of the project we decided to make a physical model. The physical model with the scale of 1:1000 was made from laser-cut plexi sheets and foam boards, and different methods were used to make the personage. The size of the model is 200x120 cm and was coated with a white paint after the parts were put in the appropriate places.
Mirmiran Conceptual Competition - 2011 First Prize Wind and Architecture In cooperation with Mahdi Ghotbi & Alaleh Sakhaeifar http://www.mirmiran-arch.org/index.aspx?call=CompetitionsPer&lang=per&p=19
Tower contains panels which rotate with different directions of wind. This way they have the ability to shape the wind. As well as this, these panels are from mirror and reflect the city in different ways. people can see their city differently in different wind conditions. Its so much the wind itself, smooth and unpredictable, just touches your skin and goes..
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