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This design project was comissioned to me when I was working in Arsh design Office as part of a collection of 6 types of villas in Arg-e-Bam New … Read More
This design project was comissioned to me when I was working in Arsh design Office as part of a collection of 6 types of villas in Arg-e-Bam New Town, for senior managers of Kerman Khodro car manufacturing company. The design, 3D modelling, and technical drawings are all done by myself. Read Less
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This design project was comissioned to me when I was working in Arsh design Office as part of a collection of 6 types of villas in Arg-e-Bam New Town, for senior managers of Kerman Khodro car manufacturing company. The design, 3D modelling, and technical drawings are all done by myself. The whole project was shut down due to sudden changes in political scene of Iran.
Design Concept
Bam is a Unesco World Heritage historical city in south-east of Iran, surrounded by two harsh deserts, Kavir-e-Lut and Zangi Ahmad Deserts, with very hot summers and very cold winters with lots of frosty days. The site of the project is located in Arg-e-Jadid new town and Economic Free Zone, 10 kilometer from the famous Arg-e-Bam citadel (the largest adobe building in the world dating to 500 BC).
A concrete perforated shell embraces the building, achieving maximum shadow on external walls, and protects the living spaces from cruel sunlight of Kerman province, also its famous sand storms. In the same time it allows big windows and framed views, with an exceptionally subtle and dreamy light effect made possible by means of 1182 square holes inserted into concrete shell. The design  concept truly captures the essence of Persian enclosed center courtyard residential typology and the motto of desert oasis of Iran, to bring Paradise within Hell, without any compromise on its progressive form!
Hot wind cools naturally over the pool, then blows into the shell.
Cool Air Storages and Buffer Spaces provide enough and constant breeze.
Architectural form has been designed with sun and shadows in mind.
Entrance Perspective
Backyard Perspective
Inside the Main Inner Courtyard
Inside Second Inner Courtyard
Stairs to Office Space
Concrete Perforated Shell
View from the Road