Leisure & Hospitality
The dominant design ideology is the formation of the structure through the arrangement of similar modular spaces that makes the final form. However, our approach to design moves in the opposite direction and focuses on creating a form by reducing the negative spaces in rooms and other areas in the hotel.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
One of main purposes of a hotel is to act as a friendly host that welcomes guests through its hospitality, services, and architectural form that intimately invites travelers. The minimal architectural design shapes the modular, hospitable and accommodating spaces by reducing the negative spaces from the main form. The underside layer of the mass is reduced, to expand the space between the opposite sides of the building and create an inviting connection between the road and valley behind. As a result Rather than blocking the view like a dam, the hotel will open an experience for the guests to enjoy the ocean.
The modular form of rooms reduces the overall volume by synchronizing spaces and making each room unique. To accommodate for natural lighting and view of central rooms, we will create a semi-private courtyard by removing a portion of the top layer, and increasing the experience and value of the adjacent rooms. In harmony with the concept design, the developer also has a minimal structure in mind, that covers the wide opening of the underlying structure. This structure form, alongside the room’s rhythms, shapes a unified form, that is both unique and in contrast to solid shapes of the building.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The integrity between architecture, natural context and the special ecology of the city has provide a pleasant semi-tropical scene for user.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The concept and design process of the project has developed in march 2016 in Tehran.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Seaside , Coast, Leisure, Hospitality, Landscape
The main reasearch objective in this project was creating a travel spot in Chabahar city which is located in economic free zone in south of Iran, especially for more transportation and trading between India, GCC countries, and etc.
The required data for starting to design this projects was mainly the demographic and ecological information which has derived from main references about the city. The vision of project is to eventually help the region to become a great potential for business and investing.
This minimal architectural design gives life to spaces that are distinctive, modular, hospitable and accommodating. The underlying space to expand the space in the opposite directions of the building are reduced to create an inviting connection between the road and valley behind, leading to the body of water. Rather than blocking the view like a dam, the hotel will open an experience for the guest to enjoy the ocean.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Designer: Reza Mafakher, Design Associates: Yahya Nooshabadi, Nazanin Javanshir and Presentation: Hamed Sarhadi
Main Image: xema architects, Bird Eye View, 2016. Optional Imgae #1: xema architects, Sunset, 2016. Optional Imgae #2: xema architects, Morning, 2016. Optional Imgae #3: xema architects, Coast Sight, 2016. Optional Imgae #4: xema architects, Modular Shapes, 2016.