Fine Arts Academy| Ammameh Village, Tehran, Iran

Dr. Mohammadreza Rahimzadeh's Studio | Spring 2010 | Shahid Beheshti University | Tehran | Iran

Project By: Milad Showkatbakhsh, Pouria Ameri

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Bird view of the academy

Design a complex for forgotten village of Tehran to exhilarate the area was the main goal of the project. Sustainability principles are the main forces driving the design.  The design process started with a proposal for the function of the complex. My teammate and I decided to design a fine art academy to bring education and especially art to the village.

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Fractal geometries were chosen as the underlying formal concept the project due to two of their important characteristics, self-similarities, and their strong presence in nature. Clustering of similar functions and scalar differentiation of the spaces due to their functionality and required capacity were underlying principles of formal aggregation of the complex. The left image is the site plan which shows the organic relationship of the formal complexity of the project to the extreme topography of the site. Right image shows the clustering of the functions, scalar differentiation and self-similarity of the forms. 

Image A is the elevation of the project from the river side. Image B and C are respectively south and east elevation of the project. East elevation is the elevation which the project is being seen from the adjacent road.  

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Image A shows a module of the project including a concrete structure with outer columns, buttresses. There are dome skylights on the roofs of the modules to attract sun energy and light. There are thick walls to be a thermal isolator. Image B shows modular structure. Image C shows the modular landscape and image D shows the modular floor slabs. The entire project follows the self-similarity and modular design for the ease of construction.

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Fine art academy

Horizontal section of the project showing the plans including different types of classes and auditorium. 

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