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ZAV Architects creates colourful domed cultural retreat on Iranian island of Hormuz

December 15, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Presence in Hormuz holiday homes in Iran

Iranian practice ZAV Architects drew on the colourful landscape of the island of Hormuz for this holiday community that is housed in around 200 brightly coloured domes overlooking the Persian Gulf. Described by ZAV Architects as a “cultural residence”, the group of buildings is located around five miles from the main town on the Iranian island of Hormuz.

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Hooba Design Group clads Tehran office building in brick panels that adjust to the sunlight

December 8, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
Sharif Office Building in Tehran by Hooba Design Group

Local architecture studio Hooba Design Group has completed an office building for the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, which features a smart brick facade that adapts to different times of the day. The Sharif Office Building was designed as a communal workspace for the Sharif Innovation Zone next to the university. It was

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Hooba Design Group arranges concrete showroom in Iran around fish pond and greenery

November 17, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
Water feature at Aptus Factory Showroom by Hooba Design Group

Tehran-based Hooba Design Group has designed a series of concrete volumes to house the showrooms and administrative spaces of the Aptus concrete factory in the suburbs of Karaj, Iran. The studio was asked to create an indoor-outdoor showroom for the factory, whose previous showroom was located in one of its factory buildings. Hooba Design Group

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FEA Studio designs “neighbourhood” of classrooms for primary school in Iran

September 5, 2020 India Block 0
The Noor E Mobin G2 Primary School by FEA Studio made of brick in Iran

The Noor E Mobin G2 Primary School by FEA Studio is a school in the desert near Bastaam, Iran, made up of a series of classrooms divided by courtyards and outdoor corridors. Iranian architecture firm FEA Studio designed the school for Noor E Mobin, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), as part of an educational complex in

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Hooba Design Group wraps Tehran office in glass-punctuated bricks

June 28, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0

Hooba Design Group used bricks with glass inserts to create a “semi-transparent character” for the headquarters of brick manufacturer Kohan Ceram in Tehran, Iran. Tehran-based Hooba Design Group designed a special type of brick, which was manufactured in Kohan Ceram factory, for the six-storey block’s facades. “The spectacled brick was exclusively designed by our office and produced by Kohan Ceram

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ZAV Architects tops cultural centre with steps overlooking the Persian Gulf

August 25, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Presence in Hormoz, Iran, by ZAV Architects

Two red cement-clad domes are connected by a long set of steps to form the Rong Cultural Centre, overlooking the Persian Gulf on the island of Hormuz in Iran. Designed by ZAV Architects, the small centre houses a tourist information centre, café, bike rental shop and a recycling management space. The Rong Cultural Centre, which is

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Architect overlays famous modern buildings on Iran’s UNESCO sites

August 14, 2019 India Block 0
Expanding Iranian Ancient Architecture by Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar

Architect Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar has imagined extensions for UNESCO sites in Iran that are buildings by Zaha Hadid, Daniel Liebskind and Norman Foster. His conceptual project, called Expanding Iranian Ancient Architecture, is the third instalment of a series exploring the style of retrofuturism. Famous existing buildings – and extensions of buildings – such as Studio

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Tehran apartment block by Fundamental Approach Architects features perforated brick screens

June 14, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Saadat Abad Residential Building redesign by Fundamental Approach Architects

Fundamental Approach Architects has transformed the facade of an eight-storey housing block in Tehran using angular screens of perforated brick. Iranian practice Fundamental Approach Architects, led by Moshen Kazemianfard, reconfigured the interiors of Saadat Abad Residential Building and designed a facade intended to relate better to its urban context. With two storeys sitting below ground

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Brick staircase and rooftop terrace gives public space back to Mashhad

February 8, 2019 Alyn Griffiths 0
Bouzarjomehr Co. Gallery and Showroom by WHY Architects Group

Why Architects Group has converted a residential building in Mashhad, Iran, into a commercial showroom for the Bouzarjomehr Company with a brick staircase leading to a public roof terrace. The Iranian architecture studio transformed an existing dilapidated house into a showroom space for the Bouzarjomehr Company, which specialises in distributing cables and wire. Rather than demolishing and

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