PORTFOLIO ZAHRA HASSANIPOUR
ACADEMIC PROJECTS COMPETITIONS PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS
GRADUATE PROJECTS 2013 -2014
cognitive mapping and metasensory building in south salke, is designed to provide facilities for people with cognitive problems, specially alzhiemer. the building provides different facilities such: gallery area, therapy, library for research on these type of problems, nursing station and 26 residences for people who are living here. design vise, the building is a transition from pioneer craft house to the lake. It tries to connect these two importatnt components of the site and provide amenities related to these two.
COGNITIVE MAPPING AND METASENSORY BUILDING
CLINICAL EXAMINIG/ NURSING
B TV ROOM
First Floor A
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B GREEN ROOF
VIEW 5 CLASSROOM
CLINICAL EXAMINIG/ NURSING
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SALT LAKE CITY COMMUNITY CENTER
Site Plan North Elevation
Second Floor East Elevation
The gateway community center is desinged to enhance the enviroment in west Salt Lake City. The complex consist of diffrenet programs, which are contected through a south-north bridge that is also connects two different parts of the city. Thr site is disconnected from the city through front-runner and is almost dead. By creating this building as a bridge the flux of people on the north temple and also gate way mall can take benefit from the center and also make the neighborhood liveable. the programs are divided into two major subjects: public and cultural activities, cultural and private ones. The public activites provide two different ambient. A day care also designed to provide facilities for the neighbors which are totally free.
X Passive House X House was conceived as a collaborative effort to re-imagine the affordable housing typology. During the course of this process the underlying principles of how we live and the types of spaces we need to accommodate these desire were examined. The design group wanted to challenge the contemporary notion that quantity of space supersedes quality of space and design clarity. The aim of X House is to provide a high quality of living within an optimized, small footprint that is sensitive to both the inhabitants of the building and the local, as well as global environment. The design of X House is the synthesis of both modern technology and vernacular principles. Unlike traditional buildings in the modern age, X utilizes what is immediately available from its specific locationâ€™s environment as the primary energy source; it supplements only what cannot be generated onsite to meet modern standards of comfort through technological means. Traditional ideas of orientation, passive energy design, thermal massing and aspects of daylighting are key elements in the outward expression of the houseâ€™s massing. This strategy creates not only a more energy efficient building, it also creates a building with a high survivability factor, all without increased capital investment.
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UNDERGRADUATE PROJECTS 2005-2010
QESHM HOTEL Architecture Final Project (Fall 2009) Advisor committee: Prof. M.Arjhmand(Ph.D.), Prof. Mahmoudi In the design of this project, according to the climate properties of the site and its adjacency with Persian gulf`s shore and the other points that are mentioned in the previous chapter of my thesis such as sea and water have been considered for this project. The features of domestic architecture of hot and moist climate are considered and force me to design the building in specific way; the direction of the building`s placement is the south to south east (sea) and the surface of the opening parts is calculated to avoid over heating in spring and summer and often color used in the faรงade is bright.
KARAJ SOCCER STADIUM The first important factor in designing an 80000 seats soccer stadium is site se- lection. The site was selected regarding to its accessibility and available public transportation infrastructures. The site located about 25 miles far from Tehran on west Tehran-Ghazvin high-speed highway. After studying the site conditions and its neighbors the southeast and northeast part of site designed for public transportation for viewers and big parking lot, the main construction of 80000 spectators football stadium is designed almost in the west part to create dynamic panoramic view of stadium from highway. One of the most important tasks on this project is structural system for the roof and stage of stadium. The roof structure is mixing of two big arches and cable structure with multiple cable support to carry the lightweight roof cover.
FINAL STUDIO I ART UNIVERSITY I SPRING 2006 INOVATIVE STRUCTURE CONVENTION, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY
All different 3D shapes of cactuses created by different sum and directions of pressure and tension forces on simple 2D cactus cells. According to this fact and EmTech research by M,Hensel in AA London. We studied the possibility of changing 2Dimensional membranes to various 3Dimensional forms. The form finding process started support points based on site condition. The booth created with 2Dimensional membrane and shaped by tension and pressure forces.
PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS 2015-PRESENT
ASIAN ASSOCIATION UTAH Sunnyvale Installation, Salt Lake City, Utah Sunnyvale neighborhood hosts a large refugee and immigration community in Salt Lake City area. The community center helps provide good, quality resources about refugees, and refugee resettlement to the United States. As part of the mission and improving social experience of young immigrants, the WEST project outlined as public installation to enhance the efficiency of space use in Sunnyvale Park and encourage youth immigrants to use their public amenities. According to the community demand, this project was designed to create fun and enjoyable soccer related activities. The intent of the design was to respond to the different user demands (wish list) within one single structure. I had several roles from being involved in design process to contacting contractors for different aspect of the project (welding, CNC, etc.). Creating time schedle and handling the limited budget provided by Asian Association.
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Health Sciences Transformation and Dixon Building FFKR Architects
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, PROVO Cogen Power Plant FFKR Architects
My role as an intern was to help architectural team by creating data sheets and provide them to the client. Because of the size of the project and number of rooms and service areas,this method would help the client keep track of all changes and give them a better understanding of the designed spaces.
Timing and coordination are the most important things in the COGEN project. Because of the complexity of the building, itâ€™s structure and mechanical system the architectural team has to make sure all the drawings are coordinated. As a result weekly meeting with consultants, contractors, client and user group are essential to this project.
On dixon building I was involved in the schematic design by provding diferent design options for the building. Most this work was done in sketchup. I also provided couple options for the site design.
While principals and project managers take care of the meetings, a group of interns (including me) prepares are the architectural drawings needed.
BLUFF, UTAH Bed and Breakfast, Pollard Architects My role in this project was to develop the architectural design. The program was to provide 12 rooms with all the amenities and a shared kitchen and a court yard. To keep the budget low, I had to study different constructional methods, compare different exterior and interior material ad create a material palette with their specifications.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH Williamson Residence, Pollard Architects Built 2015 Preparing construction documents was my main role on this project. Beside this I worked on couple other housing projects, too. Most of these projects are not done yet.