YASER RAHMANIANI PORTFOLIO 2011 - 2019
Rahmanian@arch.iust.ac.ir +98 9189361475
Museum - 2018
Residential - 2018
Residential - 2013
Entrance - 2019
Industrial design- 2018
Office - 2017
Library - 2015
Booth - 2018
Housing - 2018
Office - 2017
Entrance - 2014
Booth - 2018
Mixed use - 2017
Office - 2016
Entrance - 2018
Entrance - 2018
School - 2016
Monument - 2016
Entrance - 2016
Tower - 2014
Monument - 2014
Entrance - 2016
Commercial - 2018
? Monument- 2013
Housing - 2013
Tower - 2012
Housing - 2013
Housing - 2014
Sketch - 20111
MUSEUMS OF ASTAN QUDS RAZAVI The site was located near a holy place for Muslims named Astan-e Ghods, which is a historical building with an iconic architectural style such as arch, dome, and ornamentations. Each year, a plethora of people from different Islamic countries come to visit this place; people with a different language, but with a relatively similar image of religious spaces in their mind. Thus, the idea was to creatively use that communal image, along with the style of the holy place -- that is, the height of the museum, central organization of plan, and ornamentation-- as a source of inspiration for designing the museum. In this vein, each big arch was designed by having a view of something unique at the site. Moreover, those arches organize the interior spaces and separate all different galleries from one another properly with a harmonious form with the holy place.
Partner (s): Yadnegar Zaman Consulting Engineers My contribution: Senior Architect, 3D modeling, Presentation Organizer: museum.razavi.ir Type: Museum Location: Iran, Mashhad city Year: 2018
Niavaran Yard- House Under Construction
This building had an old steel structure. Having being built its structure, the renovation process had some rigid structural and functional limitations, so we came up with a new program. In contrast to its neighborhood, designers tried to apply an Iranian architectural concept: redefining the vernacular concept of green yards into double-height terraces. Therefore, each house has a green yard. This idea can be a green, sustainable model for new buildings.
Partner (s): parsmehraz office (Hajir Ahmadinia, Ashkan Bagheri, Sara Javaherpour) My contribution: Junior Architect Organizer: Private Investor Type: Residential Location: Iran, Tehran Year: 2018
First RAAD Stone Booth (No.1) Second Place
This exterior booth was supposed to be the symbol of what the RAAD Stone factory is about: sustainable productions. Considering a short time for constructing the booth, we designed all elements based on a modular design. The organization of stones was random as we can see in Nature. In this regard, a visitor can climb up and be in touch with small trees on top of each stone block. Finally, it conveys this message to visitors that RAAD stone factory uses environmentally-friendly products.
Partner (s): RAAD Stone, Hossien Mousavi My contribution: Designer, Constructor Organizer: Iranâ€™s largest International Natural Stone Exhibition Location: Iran, Tehran Year: 2018
RAAD Stone Booth (No.2) Second Place
RAAD Stone factory produces only one type of stone: Dehbid Marbel. Normally people in Iran use this type of stone for floor, but the client wanted to show it in a different way. Therefore, this booth was based on an idea of how to show the contrast between the weight of stones and gravity to grasp visitorsâ€™ attention that it can be seen differently. According to the limitation of the site of the booth, two sides of the booth are like wings of a bird which allow visitors to circulate between inside and outside of the booth. In addition, in the showcase, we built a big cubic stone to emphasize the concept and show how powerful this type of stone can be.
Partner (s): RAAD Stone, Hossien Mousavi My contribution: Designer, Constructor Organizer: Iranâ€™s largest International Natural Stone Exhibition Location: Iran, Tehran Year: 2018
Chabahar Freezone Headquarters First Place
2017 WAF Finalists
Located in an unbuilt development area near Chabahar hot climate and its unique nature and vernacular architecture, we were aiming for a contextually appropriate and sustainable development modelâ€“various colors and shapes in comparison to the plain sky, interacting with the context. Therefore, we propounded this key question: How could we consider the character of the ground to define the architectural character and organize built and unbuilt zones? Furthermore, the chosen strategy is led to a horizontal arrangement instead of vertical. Our proposal seeks to create two completely different experiences: the exterior is fully contextual and has emerged out of the local site conditions. The interior, on the other hand, is so flexible and dynamic and includes diverse layouts of glass office boxes, following site shapes, with a green layer on the top.
Partner (s): KARAND architecture group (supervisor), Homeira Asgari, Negar Rahnamazadeh My contribution: Concept developer, 3D modeling, Diagram drawing, Maquette Organizers: Chabahar Freezone Organization Type: Office Location: Iran, Chabahar Year: 2017
TYMI-Office Building Under Construction
The TMYI factory new office building and showroom have been designed as a building focused on merging office type with Iranian traditional garden concept, as a new prototype for office buildings in Iran dry climate. The new office needed to include workspaces and a demonstration facility as well as provide areas of focused experimentation for research and development. The main interior idea consisted of floating green boxes that encourage people to interact with and explore the space in diverse ways. The interior is simple and complicated as well, a quality from traditional Iranian architecture that has been forgotten.
Partner (s): KARAND architecture group (supervisor), Homeira Asgari, Negar Rahnamazadeh My contribution: Concept developer, 3D modeling Organizers: Private Sector Type: Official Location: Iran, Saveh Year: 2016
Sadra Community Center (phase 1) Short List
The location of the site had some unique characters such as having organic topography, being near historical Iranian Gardens of Shiraz, being among developing residential neighborhoods, and serving as a big public space for the new, modern city of Sadra. With these in mind, we aimed to make a balance between exposing and concealing the whole building in a way that it can be connected to different parts of the neighborhood with resembling the shape of Bagh-e Takht (Iranian Stepped Gardens). Different functions are linked together with some elements from Iranian Gardens such as straight paths, water, Cedar trees, and light. In this project, people can freely access to all spaces and choose or change their path whenever they want while visiting the building.
Partner (s): KARAND architecture group (supervisor), Homeira Asgari, Negar Rahnamazadeh My contribution: Concept developer, 3D modeling Organizers: Omran Co of Sadra Type: Community Center Location: Iran, Shiraz Province, Sadra city Year: 2016
Sadra Community Center (phase 2) First Place In Progress
In the second stage of the competition, according to the criticsâ€™ comments, we focused more on green spaces to create more shadows for public spaces. In this regard, we address this problem in two main ways. First, by enlarging commuter routes under solid roofs. Second, by adding green spaces which not only increased the amount of shadow but also they helped to create a pleasant microclimate for visitors, which would encourage them to visit the community center more than before.
Partner (s): KARAND architecture group (supervisor), Homeira Asgari, Negar Rahnamazadeh My contribution: Concept developer, 3D modeling, Diagram drawing, Maquette Organizers: Omran Co of Sadra Type: Community Center Location: Iran, Shiraz Province, Sadra city Year: 2017
Rassoli House This project had two main challenges, one of which was its being built structure, and the other one was its current, unpleasant view. According to its limitations, we added some small steel beams so that each unites would have a pleasant view of the green park in the neighborhood. Moreover, because of reducing its energy consumption, we proposed brick in different forms to make a balance between view, light, and energy.
Partner (s): Khak Office (Mokhtar Hossieni, Sirvan Azimi) My contribution: Co-designer, 3D modeling Organizers: Private Investor Type: Residential Location: Iran, Kermanshah Province, Paveh city Year: 2013
NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE ENTRANCE The project was supposed to be the entrance of a neuroscience institute; therefore, it inspired by the form and function of the human brain. Like the brainâ€™s shape, this entrance is composed of two similar and complex forms, but with different functions. One of which is for security and the other one is for people to sit and wait for a short time. Moreover, the complex steel structure tries to be a symbol of the main function of the Neuroscience Institute and neurons of the brain, as well. To achieve this goal, at the end of each steel element, there is a light that can be turned on during the night time in a way that the brainâ€™s cells do.
Partner (s): My contribution: Designer, 3D & 2D modeling, Presentation Organizer: www.ercharity.ir Type: Monumental Location: Iran, Tehran Year: 2019
LESOTHO AFFORDABLE URBAN HOUSING The vernacular houses of Maseru have been built in a separate, small, unexpansive, and simple way. The proposal aims to create a module enabling local people to have a flexible structure with responding to their basic needs, but it can grow through time. So we aimed to respond to the question that what aspects should we take into account to have a sustainable quality of life in low-income houses in Maseru? With this in mind, we tried to respond to two different scales: one has to do with a sole house and the other one has to do with this fact that when many houses form a neighborhood. Each small unite can stick to another one and create a neighborhood or a bigger house for a large family.
Area: 48 sm
Year: 2022 Area: 42 sm
Year: 2019 Area: 20 sm
Year: 2023 Area: 48 sm
Year: 2020 Area: 29 sm
An extented family
Partner (s): Grimshaw Architects (David Dennis ) My contribution: Co-designer, 3D & 2D modeling, Presentation Organizer: riseint.org Type: Affordable housing Location: Lesotho, Maseru city Year: 2018
Year: 2021 Area: 35 sm
OR two families
NEW PLASCO BUILDING The New Plasco is redesigning an old commercial building that got fired a few years ago in which, sadly, many firefighters were killed. The first Placo belonged to five decades ago and it was a symbol of technology and modernism in history of Iranian architecture. Therefore, the idea was combining the memorial space, commercial functions, and technological techniques. According to the sad story of the building, we defined the memorial space as a terrace and a public space like an open gallery to get to know of all the firefighters. Second, the commercial function located in the middle, surrounding with a continuous ramp and open spaces. The unstable form is supported by a concrete core to express a form that reminds us when the Old Plasco got fired.
Partner (s): Hossein Goudarzi, Homeira Asgari My contribution: Designer, 3D modeling Organizer: www.newplasco.com Type: Commerical and monumental Location: Iran, Tehran Year: 2018
An Entrance for Tarbiat Modares University ( Noor Campus) First Place
Noor Campus Entrance is located in a very green landscape which is a branch of a bigger university named Trbiat Modares. Having a similar and unique identity was very important for designers. Therefore, the idea tried to represent and to combine these two important factors. At first, we intend to use forms of vernacular houses roofs of Noor city and the entrance of Tarbiat Modares University, which is a big red arch. Afterward, the faรงade of the entrance was designed a grid with red concrete to respond to the local humid climate and to have a view for security guards. The final form increased the green space and creating space for people to sit around the entrance.
Partner (s): Javad Ahmadi, Homeira Asgari My contribution: Designer, Modeling, Presentation Organizers: archicomp.ir, modares.ac.ir/en Type: Monumental Location: Iran, Mazandaran Province, Noor city Year: 2018
An Entrance for an Agricultural Center The site of the project was very unique because of its being near trees, and also it had an educational function. In this regard, we approached the project by creating the entrance space with the context without damaging any tree. Moreover, having a historical reference such as Arch would make the project a symbol of the history of agriculture in the region. A sequence of arches represents a symbol of pages of a book, as well. Therefore, people can see trees between arches while walking through the entrance and feel more connected to the context and think about the importance of agriculture.
Partner (s): Javad Ahmadi, Homeira Asgari My contribution: Designer, Presentation Organizers: Tarbiat Modares University Type: Entrance space Location: Iran, Tehran Year: 2018
Senegal cultural center Sedhiou cultural center has been designed to be a second home to the people of the city, and to invite every citizen who has gathered in this space to interact with each other as a united community. The shape of this structure is meant to symbolize the unity of the people of Sedhiou. Its 9 units of identical shapes with different scales represent the different buildings, neighborhoods, classes, and lifestyles, all coming together as one. This unification of the city meant to foster a sense of community among all the individual people and to promote a sense of harmony among the city. The multiple courtyards in different directions are designed to invite people to form all around the city to the cultural center, promoting the impression that is a space of community and oneness for the people of Sedhiou. The curvy form of the roof reaches its peal at 8 meters it provides a feeling of openness, but the border height to all its structures is close to the human scale.
Partner (s): Houssien Goudarzi, Siavosh Rezai My contribution: Designer, 3D modeling Organizers: www.kairalooro.com Location: Senegal, SĂŠdhiou city Year: 2018
Sunflower Oil Bottle of Famila Company
Famila is a famous brand in producing sunflower oil. In this vein, the idea was based on the geometry of sunflowers in a way that it can respond to the competition requirements such as volume, beauty, agronomy, uniqueness among other brands, and more importantly inspiring from natural forms. The idea wanted to convey this message that the factory produces organic, healthy oil for people.
Partner (s): Homeira Asgari My contribution: Co-designer, Parametric modeling Organizers: Famila Factory Type: Industerial Design Location: Iran, Tehran Year: 2018
The First Auto Bank of Iran Third Place
Hamedan Auto Bank was the first auto bank of Iran. Since the main users of this building were supposed to be drivers, we divided the site into two parts, in a way that cars can drive easily. Accordingly, the curve geometry was the perfect option for this function. Moreover, the city of Hamedan was a historical one; therefore, we designed modern arches as the symbol of the context along with polycarbonate material. All sides of the buildings are aligned with the surrounding context to serve well.
Partner (s): Homeira Asgari My contribution: Co-designer, Presentation Organizers: Private Investor Type: Bank Location: Iran, Hamedan city Year: 2017
Helal Iranian Facade The structure of the building was already built and the client wanted to redesign the faรงade and construction details. Being in a very crowded context, a minimal approach abled us to divide two main functional spaces from each other by a restaurant in the middle of the building. Moreover, since the main function of this building is supposed to be the office of Red Cross, we proposed red glasses-- made by BOTASH brand-- for half of the building which allows natural, white light to come into space and gives an iconic faรงade to the building as a global symbol of Red Cross in the big city like Tehran, the capital of Iran.
Partner (s): Hossien Goudarzi My contribution: Presentation, Diagram drawing Organizers: Iranian Red Crescent Company Type: Official Location: Iran, Tehran Year: 2017
A School For A Village in Kerman Province There is an old African proverb that says, â€œa village requires for bringing up a childâ€?. The concept of the project is proposing a school like a village where students live and grow in it. So, the context of the village, local technology, and material are the main key factors in this project. To organize the class, the local context of the village were used. Moreover, to construct the classes, the vernacular architecture of the village is the source of inspiration. This strategy lets the local residences to develop the village in the future on their own.
Partner (s): Hossien Goudarzi, Homeira Asgari My contribution: Co-designer, 3D modeling Organizers: National Biennale of Iranian Architecture and Urban Development Type: Educational Location: Iran, Kerman, Jiroft Year: 2016
The Missing Martyrsâ€™ Monument Of Qazvin Province Third Place
To create a space in which people can think about and remind missing martyrs, the idea tried to put human-scale elements in random places. In this way, people will be curious about the space and face unorganized elements with a different location and different sizes but aligned with the orientation of the nearby mosque, which is the symbol of Qibla for Muslims. Other factors such as Cedar trees, water, text, texture, and landscape trying to convey a holy message without having any specific name, like missing martyrs. Thus, this project tended to simulate a certain feeling.
Partner (s): Javad Ahmadi, Homeira Asgari, Mehdi Kaboudi My contribution: Designer, 3D modeling Organizers: Qazvin Engineering Organization Type: Monumental Location: Iran, Qazvin city Year: 2016
A Gateway for Petrochemical area of Makran City Third Place
The program of this competition was designing 10 gateways for different sizes of cars and trucks. Locating in a very unique context, the gateway was considered as a tool to represent its contextâ€”which is famous for its hot and humid climate and colorful mountains called miniature mountainsâ€”and to serve its function. Moreover, it was supposed to be designed for an industrial region. With this in mind, we considered five separated gateways were inspired by colorful mountains with their jagged surface, which created by rain, and mirrored them to reduce the construction cost. The final form created a maximum amount of shadow during a day for employees inside the gates.
Partner (s): Homeira Asgari, Javad Ahmadi, Mehdi Kaboudi My contribution: Designer, 3D modeling Organizers: Chabahar petrochemical hub Type: Gate way Location: Iran, Chabahar city Year: 2016
IPMI Building Faรงade
Industrial Projects Management Of Iran First Place In Progress In the competition, the structure of the building was already built, and we had various limitations. The facade was the only aspect of the building that we were able to think about it creatively. The main concept lies behind this notion that how a high-rise office building can have a human scale in an urban context. In order to achieve this goal, we tried to combine small, yet variable scale boxes along with different green terraces for employees. Moreover, the material of the facade is polycarbonate which illuminates the whole building at night and brings light into during the day.
Partner (s): Mehdi Kaboudi, Javad Ahmadi, Homeira Asgari My contribution: Designer, 3D modeling, maquette Organizers: ipmi.ir Type: Office Location: Iran, Tehran Year: 2016
Prayer Hall of Abas-Abad Hill The main concept of the project is creating a spiritual space for the prayer hall, but the location was in the ports park (about sea and port) in Tehran. In this vein, we intended to see the prayer hall as a boat in which people can have a spiritual journey during the day. We did that by employing elements such as curvature roof or fabric material for its ceiling like the fabric of seasails. Besides, the whole building is surrounded by water which helped to convey this idea. Like other religious building in Iran, brick material and arch is very iconic for people to recognize the function of the building, whenever they want to find it.
Partner (s): Mahdieh Gholami, Homeira Asgari My contribution: Designer, 3D modeling Organizers: Abasabad Cultural Complex Type: Religious Location: Iran, Tehran Year: 2016
Varna Public Library The main concept of the library is two rings of bookshelves and empty spaces between them. The inner ring is the storage facility of the library and the outer one for other functions. Besides, books on the shelf provided inspiration for the faĂ§adeâ€™s pattern. There are two public areas in this project. One of them interacts with urban areas and the other one is located on the upper level of the library with completely flexible spaces. So, people are able to walk through functional levels and move from lower public areas to the upper one. Moreover, the division of huge roofs into the 4 small parts leads to different parts of roofs match surrounding buildings.
Partner (s): Hossien Goudarzi, Sepideh Asadi, Diba Mahboubi, Negin Gharashir My contribution: Co-designer, Presentation Organizers: The Municipality of Varna and the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria Type: Library Location: Bulgaria, Vrana city Year: 2015
An Entrance for Zabol University Generally, an entrance for a university is a symbol of identity, and Zabol University is no exception. The site was located in an old, historical city with a unique architectural style. In this regard, the concept of this project was combining both function and history. In other words, this entrance tries to welcome all students with its open, big arch- like open arms- and applies old style through the modern structure of concrete. The parametric pattern of brickworks is extracted from an old Iranian structure called Kabotar Khane.
Partner (s): Javad Ahmadi My contribution: Designer, 3D modeling Organizers: Zabol University Type: Monumental Location: Iran, Zabol city Year: 2014
Evolo Skyscraper It goes without saying that according to the rate of the Extinction of the various Species it is proceeding alarmingly. Thus, the main idea of the tower lies behind this notion that the future Skyscrapers will be built for All Species. Since the 1600th it has been estimated that approximately 100 bird species are extinct over the world. The extinction of many species has undoubtedly been hastened by modern Man. First, Humans must Prevent the species from extinction and decrease in number. One of the most outstanding factors to gain to this aim is the creation of New Living Places for different types of species such as animals, birds, fishes, plants, etc, along with human homes like they used to be.
Partner (s): Hossien Goudarzi My contribution: Co-designer, Presentation Organizers: Evolo Skyscraper Competition Type: Futuristic Location: Year: 2014
Monumental for War museum of Mazandaran City Honorable Mention
This monument was designed for a war museum, located in the middle of a lake. According to the site of the war monument, designers decided to combine the path and the monument itself as one idea rather than separating them. In this idea, we cannot separate the memorial and its path above water from each other. The approach to this idea was like the approach of soldiers during the war era between Iran and Iraq, in which they used steel pipes for making bridges quickly.
Partner (s): Mehdi Danesh, Hossien Goudarzi My contribution: Co-designer, 3D modeling Organizers: War museum of Mazandaran city Type: Monumental Location: Iran, Mazandaran Year: 2014
An Entrance for Sharif University fifth place
Sharif university is the pioneer of knowledge in Iran. To reflect the scientific approaches of the university, the main entrance construction is formed based on a mathematical meaning which is Mobius (Infinity symbol). The Mobius form serves as a shelter for the urban plaza which makes interrelationship between campus and street.
Partner (s): Mohsen Faizi, Hossien Goudarzi, Javad Ahmadi My contribution: Co-designer, Parametric modeling Organizers: Sharif University Type: Entrance Location: Iran, Tehran Year: 2014
A Gateway for Maku City Second Place
Selected for Construction
Maku city is a historical city. During the ancient age, the city had been protected by a huge stone bulwark around it. So, we tried to create a stone parametric structure for the gateway which demonstrates the ancient structure. In this regard, we used the grasshopper software to create a parametric curvy wall.
Partner (s): Hossien Goudarzi My contribution: Designer Organizers: Maku Free Zone Office Type: Gate way Location: Iran, West Azarbayejan, Maku Year: 2013
Urban landscape and Monumental of Naishabour City Honorable Mention
In designing the monumental and urban landscape of the main square of Nishabour city we tried to create an urban garden space rather than a soulless square. Therefore, we added more functions to the program such as temporal commercial space around the iconic monumental and childrenâ€™s garden. Moreover, the form of the element was inspired by two famous monumental architecture of the city along with brick material, water, preserving old trees, and playground for children, all to encourage people to use the space more than used to be. Finally, being the main square of the city, its form is a combination of famous buildings in the city in the new, modern way.
Partner (s): Hossien Goudarzi My contribution: Designer, 3D modeling Organizers: Naishabur municipality Type: Urban and landscape design Location: Iran, Khorasan Razavi Province, Naishabur city Year: 2013
International Conceptual Competition Fourth Place The concept addressed this question that in the ear of technology and the Internet, what houses will look like, and how people can make their homes no matter where or when they want to do so? We imagined that like other virtual realities, in the future, houses can download various needs through the Internet, why not download our homes?
Partner (s): Chalipa Group (Zahra Sadrian, Sirvan Azimi, Sara Ghafarsamar, Ramtin Tehrani, Alireza Attaie) My contribution: Concept developer Organizers: Mirmiran Architecture Foundation Type: Futuristic Location: Year: 2013
Residential Tower When it comes to design a high-rise building, we have various distinctive functions that should be separate, and residential towers are no exception. In this line of thought, we tried to separate residential spaces from other functions such as commercial or official spaces. By lifting the lobby and commercial spaces, we make the ground free for green and public spaces. Besides, people can access to the roof of this part of the tower easily. Having a view of the Alvand mountains and nearby green spaces, curvature form made it possible for most of the units to have that view. Also, it increases the amount of natural light that reaches the unit gets throughout the day.
Partner (s): Hashem Hashemnejad (supervisor) My contribution: Designer, 3D & 2D modeling, Diagram Organizers: Type: Residential Location: Iran, Tehran city Year: 2012
Modular, Urban Residential Complex This studio design was about urban housing in which buildings should try to respond to some factors of their neighborhoods such as public spaces, the height of the nearby buildings, organization patterns of the whole neighborhood, and sustainable architecture. With this in mind, the idea applied vernacular architecture of small housing in the Western part of Iran as the main source of the design. It enabled the whole project to be designed based on modular units for different functions, that is, residential, commercial, sport, and parking. Besides, small modules gave a flexible feature to the whole project to have the various height for each building, and the result of which was combining landscape and architecture together properly. The lower height of models tended to encourage people to walk around, and the upper height is according to the function of the building. Also, this approach gave a dynamic feature to the project.
Partner (s): Dr. Alalhesabi (professor) My contribution: Designer, 3D& 2D modeling Organizers: Type: Residential Location: Iran, Tehran city Year: 2013
Small Housing Complex (Master Thesis) In the vernacular architecture of the Oramanat region, small housing being built with local material such as stone, which is one of the most important factors in forming the scale and form of a single house or a neighborhood. Therefore, we used the modular units along with modern techniques as the main source of the concept. Because of some reasons like migration from the villages to the cities and growth of population, the city would need more houses. In this time the residential complex contains about 50 units, nonetheless, this will not be adequate in future decades. In this regard, the modular design approach allows the residential complex to grow and become adopted with future extensions. Finally, in order to reduce costs and construction time, we proposed 4 modules for the whole residential complex.
Partner (s): Dr. Faizi and Dr. Hashemnejad (professors) My contribution: Designer, 3D& 2D modeling, Presentation Organizer: Final master thesis Type: Residential Location: Iran, Kermanshah Province, Paveh city Year: 2014
Sadra Community Center This is the physical model of the Sadra Community Center. The whole model was built with one material in three colors. White transparent plexiglass for the building so that the whole interior space could be seen clearly. Also, the site was built with opaque plexiglass to emphasize the combination and connection between site and building. Finally, black reflective plexiglass was used for the base of the model so its contrast can help the presentation of the building.
Partner (s): KARAND Group, Homeira Asgari My contribution: Assistant Model Maker Organizers: Omran Co of Sadra Type: Mixed-use complex Location: Iran, Shiraz province, Sadra city Year: 2016
Chabahar Freezone Headquarters For the stepped roof, we used cut opaque material with high technological lasers because we needed precise dimensions to show how ground and roof can be combined smoothly. Under the roof there are many modular office spaces, so we intended to use less color to express the main idea which was space in space. Green trees were used to show important spaces such as entrances or public spaces. Plexiglass material will not let you cut it by hand, because it is very hard and brittle; therefore, we learned how to calculate all elements precisely to be cut by laser. Generally speaking, it was like simulating the construction process of the building, but on a small scale.
Partner (s): KARAND Group, Homeira Asgari My contribution: Assistant Model Maker Organizers: Chabahar Freezone Organization Type: Office Location: Iran, Chabahar Year: 2017
Sketch According to the previous page, during my graduate classes, I approached design as a systematic process. At that time, I consider various items such as entrance, roof, walls, and landscape, to name but a few, then, trying to synthesize and combine them creatively according to a specific program or function. Little by little, it paved the way to not only be a master of it but also be able to teach this approach to other students for 4 years. Thanks to those practices, I have been able to win some competitions up to now.
Partner (s): My contribution: Drawing Organizers: Type: Free-hand drawing Location: Year: 2012
This is a sketch for a class assignment in which we were supposed to design a school without using computer softwares. To demonstrate the 3D of the school, I drew my idea from different perspectives to show various parts of the building completely. Moreover, we allowed using only one color. Therefore, I used a color that was similar to the Iranian traditional architecture material such as brick along with focusing on white and black colors.
Partner (s): My contribution: Drawing Organizers: Type: Free-hand drawing Location: Year: 2012
Sketch By studying vernacular architecture, I focused on materials used in the Oraman village, which mainly were stone and wood. In this vein, I understood the crucial role of material and construction techniques in the form of the building and how they respond to climate issues. Finally, it laid the foundation for research about the architecture and energy called Symmetry strategies of local housing of villages located in the Oramanat region with climate.
Partner (s): My contribution: Drawing Organizers: Type: Free-hand drawing Location: Iran, Kurdistan province, Oramanat (Oraman village) Year: 2012
Sketch Roofs are an indispensable part of Oramanat region architecture. Not only they play their main role which is a roof for a house, but they also are yard for the top house. Lack of enough flat ground has made people of this region find a creative solution for having a yard. This sketch was a part of a large study about contextualism architecture, which helped us to publish an article about different yards in Iran housing architecture. The article was a comparative study about Ivan: the lost quality in todayâ€™s residential architecture of Iran.
Partner (s): My contribution: Drawing Organizers: Type: Self-study Location: Iran, Kurdistan province, Oramanat (Oraman village) Year: 2012
Sketch As I told in the previous page, roofs are a bright feature of the vernacular architecture of this region (Oramanat). People living in this region have some cultural rituals in which the whole people gather to perform it. Upper roofs act like an open theater in which more people can participate and see the ceremony. By the time I was studying about a university assignment, I applied this idea in a new way. I used it as an idea for designing a continuous ramp in a commercial center and later, in my master thesis, as well. Finally, I learned the importance of context through sketching.
Partner (s): My contribution: Drawing Organizers: Type: Self-study Location: Location: Iran, Kurdistan province, Oramanat (Oraman village) Year: 2012
As a class assignment, we were supposed to study the relationship between climate and architecture through sketching besides writing a paper about it. This sketch showed the main orientation of the buildings of Palangan village. Clearly, it demonstrates the size of windows and their connection with other buildings. We realized that every item in vernacular architecture had its reason which local people have found them throughout past centuries. Applying the same approach has given an appealing atheistically appearance to the village. Thus, we learned that passive methods used in vernacular architecture could be applied effectively and efficiently in designing the new residential complex.
Partner (s): My contribution: Drawing Organizers: Type: Self-study Location: Location: Iran, Kurdistan province, Palangan village Year: 2011
Sketch Traditional architecture in Iran has been a priceless source of inspiration for new architects and students. Studying various domes and arches by drawing them allowed us to learn about proportion, geometry, context, structure and even martial. For instance, by the time I was a graduate student, through sketching of the Jameh Mosque of Yazd city, I learned that it is a fine specimen of Persian architecture. The entrance to the mosque is crowned by a pair of minarets, the highest in Iran, dating back to the Safavid era and measuring 52 meters in height and 6 meters in diameter.
Partner (s): My contribution: Drawing Organizer: Type: Self-study Location: Iran, Yazd city Year: 2011