Master Studio III
Faculty: Geoffrey Adams
This practical Studio project is a brewery in front of an important hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The main challenge was determining how to be uniquely responsive to this context. The resulting strategy involved adapting the proposed function in response to the existence of the hospital, while simultaneously ensuring that it would serve its own intended purpose. The addition of two floors of economical residential spaces to the proposal will accommodate people who are visiting their hospitalized relatives for a specific time period. The primary idea of the project relates to the juxtaposition of apartments with a continuous brewery throughout all the levels of the building. The brewery extends all the way up to the roof bar to make a public environment for both residents and guests. Circulation continues to this roof bar via a staircase that rolls around the envelope.
Studio Design V
Faculty: Neda Ziabakhsh
Today, public space is not always there where we expect it to be or where it is meant to be designed”. In the landscape of European cities; alongside well defined traditional public spaces, others are emerging in vacant lots, residual spaces and the spaces that the planner’s gaze has left untouched. Their residual character, their indifference to the traditional network, their tangential position to the major flows leaves them at the fringes. This new reality shifts the traditional dynamics of public life into new conditions. Tehran lacks the former type which is the quality space of traditional public space but its extensive and ever growing network of highways, valleys of greenery in between and the cauliflower-like structures of boulevards create room for impulsive and reckless occupation of space, transforming them into temporary public spaces. Vertical neighborhood tries to hypothesize a different type of quarter in Tehran with skyscraper logic with housing units.
My Master Project
Senegal, Africa Competition
Team Members: Siavash Rezaei, Hossein Goudarzi
Globalization effects are reflecting today on communities, putting ancient rituals and the preservation of cultural identities down the risk. The town of Sedhiou has no places to let its own community spread its culture and habits, where to have the chance for everyone to relate and express themselves through arts.
The purpose of this project consists in creating an iconic building in order to preserve local cultures coming from the region of Sedhiou, voted to respect towards environment and local cultural balance existing in the area, improving uncertainty conditions of communities and aimed to preserve customs.
Sedhiou cultural center has been designed to be a second home having 9 units of identical shapes with different scales represent the different buildings, neighborhoods, classes, and lifestyles of the people.
Team Members: Siavash Rezaei, farrokh rostami kia
Bay Book Hub is a response to human’s relationship to data in the terms of architecture. Knowledge is not about a source which people should find and use anymore, but it has been decentralized from a single source and it dispersed between multiple sources in society. Bay Book Hub tries to create a house of the new shape of knowledge for the people who use it every day in different conditions through cellphones, TVs, etc.
In order to respond to the biggest part of the public activities in San Francisco, Bay Book Hub sits next to the Oakland Bay Bridge for the view and public access. This project resides in the boundary between the noises of the city and the sound of water. The mixture of the sound waves from water and city noises creates a multi-level landscape which fades the boundary of the site.
House in Forest (www.arquideas.net)
Team Members: Siavash Rezaei, Alireza Sheikh
Ecolomical Typology tries to hypothesis one possible solution of “Contemporary Life Experience in Forest” in future. First thing that came to our minds was defining humans need in contemporary era. If we want to design a shelter for people to stay away from the city, not only should we satisfy basic needs, but also we must satisfy his new developed demands. One of the most important aspects of contemporary people life is their social relationship. We live in social spaces today and we cannot neglect this side of our lives. Therefore, we have designed a cellular prototype which is able to extend in the surface of forest, but our goal is to define a formula which only sits next to all the creatures in forest and not affect the ecosystem, just define its own ecosystem by the mean of technology.
Evolo Skyscapers 2016
Team Members: Siavash Rezaei, Adib Khaez, Niloofar Najafi, Davood Hassan
In a time when our planet is occupied by consumerism as dominant social and economic order, people are only able to dream of catching sun rays or gazing at stars, while listening to the sound of their beloved ones breathing in and out heavily through breathe masks. We bought and bought and bought, for exchange a thick layer of polluted air indwelled our cities, blocking exuberant sky with all its vital resources. Considering all mentioned above, the unreachable sky above polluted air becomes new gold mines and they come up with one deviously clever plan of selling the sky. “Prospector” are erected as upside-down giant drills to exploit the sky.
Team Members: Siavash rezaei, Ramin Anvari
Great advances in technology have increased the speed of life. One of the most important effects of this has been on cities’ transportation systems. In response to the accelerated pace, a motorcycle kiosk today needs to be functional and pure. The Idea of this project comes from a push of the ground which makes a stage for the repair area, with other functions then being gathered around it. It tries to respond to customers’ demands as fast as possible in order to increase the quantity of its output. The result is a flexible and movable box which suggests a small transparent work space that can fit everywhere.
Studio Design III
Faculty: Arash Nasiri
Public and Private space has been completely separated arenas in Post-Islam era. Exterior spaces like streets, squares and bazaar used to be known as a space for men. Our ancestors used to define other private spaces like home and kitchens as feminine space. What strikes the eyes is the absence of a Fluid space which contains both of these features. Tehran Dormitory is a place for bringing these different characteristics together in order to make a gradient space between public and private space.
Today is the age of concepts not figures. London is a multicultural city, thus the project needs to be convenient for all different cultures. This proposal redefines the quality of space, using a method researched at Harvard University. In this system, a surface which covers whole floors is completely sensitive to presence or none presence of people, in addition spaces are designed in a flexible way, so that there would be no limit in their placement. As a result we would gain a spectrum of responsive space containing different cultures in a modular discipline.
Studio Design I
Faculty: Haniye Fadaie
Space implodes with the acceleration of transport machines. In addition, real space is left void; we live in the virtual space of tel-transmission. We do not live just on streets and in houses anymore but also in cables. We are tel-present in the absence of space. Wherever we are, we are absent, and where we are not, we are omnipresent. People’s behavior and their interaction has been a serious subject in urban planning for Tehran. District 12 is different compared to others because of the lack of strategies for pedestrian’s circulation. Therefore, I decided to make this system stay on its conditions but be more responsive to the great population of Tehran. It was necessary to design something that supports the movement of the context and also narrows the thickness of the line between the outside and the inside of a building.
Master Studio I
Faculty: Alex Webb, Molly Calvani
The agenda of this studio was to find a system in nature and interpret that system into architecture. Staghorn Coral reefs are one of the most fragile types of corals in the ocean. Based on all the data that was interpreted in grasshopper of the system and the coral behaviors in the scale of colony this Monolith cube has been created in in Rio Chama. This is the time that architecture tries to create an imaginative building that brings up a new definition about space. Nature Monolith is an art visiting center which is about architecture and its relationship to nature. It is about how to change our previous assumptions about the definition of spaces in building. It is about how to design a space and how to sit on this planet. All the architectural elements are extracted out of it and this giant alien is surrounded by architecture.
24 hour competition: Biomimetic
Team members: Siavash Rezaei, Hossein Goudarzi
The purpose of this competition was to start and develop an architectural project in 24 hour.
The Termite Mounds are one the most interesting objects of nature. History has showed us how Termites have gone through these ages and they never changed their strategy of building their houses, and they are one the most adaptable and sustainable houses in nature.
RBT Student Lighting Fixture
The Idea of the Laundry/Cafe is about the main challenge of combining two different functions in order to make a multi-purpose space that serves its costumers. There are advantages and disadvantages of mixing a laundry with a cafe. The border is the most challenging fact of designing this place. This project tries to make a thin border around the food area and make a space between the cafe and clean area for laundry. The best way of doing it was to use the circulation of the waiter. Therefore, it can be used as a method to design the furniture and make that boundary visible.
Master Studio II
Faculty: Karen King
Media has changed our definition of space and has become an extra sensory instrument of our own perception. The method that Media uses directly affects our consciousness. What kind of space has been created by this Information layer? Humans have been changed based on these recent conditions. Therefore, architecture should adapt itself to the new nature of human as a tool of engagement. Railyard is one of the main reasons of the expansion of Albuquerque. A place which covered quarter of the workers of the city after World War II and made Albuquerque alive. Technology and the shift from Mechanical to digital was another reason for the Railyard being abounded over several years. Now it’s time for Railyard to show up again. Now Media uses this factory for its own purposes.
Today a new kind of housing exists that is hidden. This project tries to unhide this layer inside of Railyard
System Integration II
Analyses Location: Albuquerque
Faculty: Arthur McGoey
The Agenda of System Integration 2 was to provide a sustainable Bikeshop in a specific city. We tried to design different strategies in order to make an energy efficient building and plan for the future lighting and accessories diagram. The Public Bikeshop is located in Albuquerque and all the analyses with Sefaira, Climate Consultant and Revit Autodesk Insight are based on the conditions of this special city.
Global Summer School Hyper City Tehran ( GSS16_THR)
Iaac Global Summer School
Directors: Mehran Davari, Amin Bahrami, Ramin Shamibayati
Team Members: Siavash Rezaei, Forogh Mofidi, Amirali Razzaghipour, Fariba Mashhadi, Ali Ahmadian.
Urban decay is rife in today’s mega-cities and Tehran is no exception. The extent of damage to Tehran’s urban core is so substantial that the Ministry of Urbanism has extensively mapped the damaged sites in 14 of the city’s 22 districts. Mapping cities in the digital age however, is an on going and never-ending process of narrating, symbolizing, visualizing, and challenging a set of relations in an urban environment. Building Density variation in different parts of Tehran, ignited us to think of these discrepancies. Some parts of our city are densely stacked and the others convey low density. We thought of balancing these regions so that to generate a moderate environment. Our most dominant goal in this project is to create an easy-to-use tool suitable for different range groups. Not only can we use “Voxel City” to communicate with clients in urban design issues but we can also apply it in urban design educational fields. We defined simple cubes to present the density of the city applying them on the 10*10 cm main grid and 2*2 cm grids to prepare the context for the cubes. The assembled cubes represent the city with predefined rules .