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Architecture of Shade

Current Northern Tehran Residential Project

We are currently working on a residential building in the neighborhood of Mahmoudiyeh in North Tehran. The plot is located at the base of the Alborz Mountains and looks out over the cityscape to the south. This design is centered around the idea of an elevated garden space to complement its overall Persian-inspired design.

The hanging garden idea directly brings this modern residential building into the traditional aesthetic of Persian culture. The walled garden is an integral part of traditional Persian architecture and culture. We innovated on the idea and created a garden which can be enjoyed privately but still uses the space efficiently.

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Soon to be completed! Two Homes

Shahrake Ferdows Villa - Mazandaran, Iran

Shahrake Ferdows Villa – Mazandaran, Iran

Soon to be completed! Two villa homes located in some of the most beautiful landscapes of Iran.

 

Project I : Located in a region of apple orchards near Mt. Damavand 100km from Tehran, this design rests above its own sloping garden of apple trees and opens to a vista of mountains in the horizon. We aimed to preserve the natural and historical state of the area by leaving the garden relatively undisturbed while enhancing the views of the surrounding landscape.

 

Project II : Located in the north of Iran, this shoreline villa looks out across the Caspian Sea. One defining feature is the combination of the concepts of the Persian hoz and the Japanese onsen, in designing the central courtyard’s shallow pool. Likewise, a traditional iwan was included.

 

 

 

[Visit this project: http://www.firouzarchitect.com/#projects/house—shahrak-ferdows–  ]

Thoughts on Sustainability

How would you define “sustainability”?


Sustainability in regards to architecture includes these basic elements; efficiency, cost-effectiveness, preservation, green energy, and optimization of comfort. But, there is so much more depth behind these elements which comes to define what sustainability can be. By nature, it is not a static thing, but rather it informed by its environment and actively adapts to its context. In this way, it becomes a source of balance between the restorative, productive, and destructive forces of the natural systems we are all a part of. Ultimately, sustainability is an intelligent, productive and adaptable system of endurance.

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A New Beginning

Our new English-language website is officially online!

Visit our main site at: www.firouzarchitect.com
We chose to launch our site on the auspicious day of Soroush in the ancient Zoroastrian Calendar.
In the Zoroastrian tradition, the 11th day of Aban is dedicated to Soroush, the bringer of light and therefore clarity and awareness. Soroush, meaning “obedience/observance” in the Avestan language, is associated with the sacred bird, the rooster. Rooster calls the light at dawn, a messenger from the heavens as his sound is the ever-present voice of conscience.READ MORE

Persian Architectural Glossary

ُُWe invite you to participate in this project to collect and correctly record the lexis of Iranian Architectural language. The history of Iranian architecture dates back to at least 5,000 BCE. Given this long, rich history of architectural practices invented and refined over time by Iranian artists and masons, this glossary of terms is relevant across the world. Architecture the world-over utilizes techniques and practices first innovated by the Persian civilization. Through this project, we can begin to conglomerate these innovations and designations to explore what there is to be learned from them. Further, the depth of intention behind architectural techniques and configurations becomes very clear with the vastness of vocabulary used to designate and define each element so specifically.

   

Persia is home to “some of the most majestic structures the world has ever seen” – Arthur Upham Pope

  

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Welcome!

Welcome to our blog!
Here we share our news, passions and ideas – Thank you for visiting!

Look forward to information on various ideas and projects we are exploring as well as updates on our environmental activism and cultural preservation projects. Here, you find historical information about the long history of Persian architectural techniques. 

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