Logical Process in Architectural Design

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Logical Process in Architectural Design Office

PHOTOGRAPHS
Ali Gorjian, Deed Studio

LEAD ARCHITECTS
Ehsan Hosseini- Elham Geramizadeh

AREA
760 m²

YEAR
2022

LOCATION
Isfahan, Iran

CATEGORY
Houses

With the emergence of modern urban life, the historic fabric of Isfahan, like other historical areas in central Iran, has undergone significant transformations.

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© Ali Gorjian, Deed Studio
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© Ali Gorjian, Deed Studio

Over the past century, the dominance of cars in cities and the extensive network of streets have fragmented historical neighborhoods, leading to the separation of old houses with central courtyards, making up about 60% of each plot's northern area, drastically altering the city's layout.

To the extent that only scattered and isolated remnants of interconnected courtyard houses remain in the city.

Historic buildings with public functions, such as mosques, schools, bazaars, and churches, have been preserved and restored with a museum-like approach, detached from their authentic purpose, now serving tourist interests.

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© Ali Gorjian, Deed Studio
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© Ali Gorjian, Deed Studio
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Old houses that have survived the onslaught of modern urban life but lack the adaptability to suit contemporary living have been transformed into residential and restaurant uses.

The residents of these old houses dream of demolishing them and constructing apartments instead, with few considering the option of continuing their lives in these traditional homes.

Buildings that have experienced numerous changes over the centuries have yet to find a suitable model for evolution in the modern world.

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© Ali Gorjian, Deed Studio
Once again, HOME
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In this context, we have endeavored to create a pattern that, on the one hand, evolves a central courtyard house into a modern and up-to-date dwelling and, on the other hand, establishes a reconciliation between old structures and the new urban fabric.

Defining the entire house as a veil, preserving the memories of the old courtyard and the neighboring church.

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© Ali Gorjian, Deed Studio
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The new addition ultimately confronts the old structure transparently, elevating and lowering the courtyard level, creating a fluid section, and, in the end, defining the entire house as a curtain against the memories of the old courtyard and the church across the alley. 

THE PROJECT CONSISTS OF TWO PARTS

Preservation, reinforcement, and restoration of the existing old section. Integration of a modern and dynamic structure into the existing context.

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In the end, the connection of these two parts gives shape to the house, a house with an open plan that is adaptable and inviting for a flexible and modern young couple. It's a home for children, guests, sports, swimming, reading, and relaxation—a secluded yet transparent house amidst the dense and bustling fabric of Isfahan city.


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© Ali Gorjian, Deed Studio
Once again, HOME
© Ali Gorjian, Deed Studio
Once again, HOME
© Ali Gorjian, Deed Studio
Once again, HOME
© Ali Gorjian, Deed Studio


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Section A

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Section B
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Plan - Basement Floor
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Plan - Ground Floor
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Plan - 1st Floor

Logical Process in Architectural Design
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Logical Process in Architectural Design
Isfahan Province, Isfahan, Sa'eb St, Iran