brick pattern house by alireza mashhadimirza
brick pattern house by alireza mashhadimirza
oct 18, 2012

brick pattern house by alireza mashhadimirza

‘brick pattern house’ by alireza mashhadimirza, tehran, iran all images © alireza mashhadimirza

iranian designer alireza mashhadimirza was shortlisted in the housing category for the 2012 world architecture festival with ‘brick pattern house’, located in the jeyhoom area of tehran, iran. challenged with a low budget and building code restriction the architect decided to create a method that did not require phase two drawings for the project. the result was an attention to details which looked at an earthquake resistant structure, energy saving walls, acceptable acoustic properties, fire safety and functional technical services than a luxurious village cottage.

limited with space and a local work force with no knowledge of construction methods, the design focused on the exterior and how creative brick could be. taking influence from traditional architecture, a tri-dimensional wall was created to mitigate the glaring sun. the contemporary mashrabiya covers the entire facade producing a semi-transparent partition providing privacy with no need for interior curtains. in order to communicate the pattern to the craftsmen, a table was established, similar to what carpet artisans work with, which indicated all the information and activities of each worker.

the procedure was named ‘method 23’ because everything was associated with that number, from the quantity of rows, pieces, boxes and columns of support. the construction was similar to putting together a large puzzle with each package having a code to identify the location and orientation of the bricks. the kit provided instructions on A4 paper with a chart numbering the items which corresponded to simple diagrams. the end project delivers a message that architecture can happen in an economically and culturally challenged area of the city.

brick pattern house by alireza mashhadimirza main facade

brick pattern house by alireza mashhadimirza brick texture

brick pattern house by alireza mashhadimirza main entrance

brick pattern house by alireza mashhadimirza detail

brick pattern house by alireza mashhadimirza courtyard seating

brick pattern house by alireza mashhadimirza

brick pattern house by alireza mashhadimirza interior view

brick pattern house by alireza mashhadimirza night view

brick pattern house by alireza mashhadimirza construction

brick pattern house by alireza mashhadimirza method 23

brick pattern house by alireza mashhadimirza plans and section

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  • nicely done
    thank you for posting these pictures …

    Paedra says:
  • Fantastic, genius

    Kamran says:
  • Am I missing somthing, or is there no shower or bath in these plans, all I see are 2 rooms with what look like toilets in them. the room marked as bathroom only has a toilet, not sure where you would fit a shower..

    mcnemo says:

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