zav architects reuses discarded materials to form educational center in south iran

zav architects reuses discarded materials to form educational center in south iran

Zav Architects follows Sustainable Circular Design Approaches

 

Typeless Building or Center For Handy Skills, designed by Zav Architects, stands as a two-story platform for educational initiatives on Hormuz Island in the Persian Gulf, South of Iran. The structure embraces a sustainable approach, drawing from Iran’s historical use of on-hand or discarded materials for valuable creations, such as carpets. In response to the shift towards oil-dependent consumerism and resource-intensive construction, Typeless Building project advocates for a return to a circular economy, favoring recycling and zero-waste value creation. The prototype experiments with locally abundant materials like cement blocks, treated as a new local resource. The building’s construction involves a combination of low-tech and primed materials, emphasizing adaptability to future needs without major demolitions.

zav architects reuses discarded materials to form educational center in south iran
all images by Parham Taghioff unless stated otherwise | full header image by Payman Barkhordari

 

 

concrete structure upholds scaffolding frame and canopy roof

 

Architecturally, Center For Handy Skills liberates spaces from traditional constraints, utilizing a concrete structure for flexible spatial units, a scaffolding structure for adjustable circulation, and a canopy roof for weather protection without the need for insulation. The incorporation of adjustable electrical and mechanical elements, along with strategically designed utility channels, provides versatility in adapting to different spatial configurations. Large corridors enhance ventilation and contribute to temperature reduction in the island’s harsh climate. The physical appearance resulting from this process becomes an integral part of the architectural aesthetic, embracing an unsolicited appearance that welcomes future changes. The design team at Zav Architects seeks to establish a welcomed practice in the architectural discipline, aligning with the principles of sustainability and adaptability.

zav architects reuses discarded materials to form educational center in south iran
the project utilizes discarded materials following a sustainable approach

zav architects reuses discarded materials to form educational center in south iran
built with a mix of low-tech and primed materials, the structure emphasizes adaptability

zav architects reuses discarded materials to form educational center in south iran
the project promotes a return to a circular economy with recycling and zero-waste principles

zav architects reuses discarded materials to form educational center in south iran
the scaffolding structure allows for circulation and customizable spatial configurations

zav architects reuses discarded materials to form educational center in south iran
large corridors contribute to enhanced ventilation, addressing the challenges of the island’s harsh climate

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Zav Architects’ Typeless Building is a two-story platform for education purposes

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a canopy roof, supported by the scaffolding, offers weather protection without the need for insulation

 

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project info:

 

name: Type-less Building _ Center For Handy Skills
architect: ZAV Architects | @zavarchitects

design team: Mohamadreza Ghodousi, Fateme Rezaei Fakhr, Golnaz Bahrami, Hanieh Alizadeh

location: Hormuz Island, Persian Gulf, Iran

photography: Parham Taghioff | @parhamtaghioff – Payman Barkhordari

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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