Apartment No. 1 in Mahallat / Architecture by Collective Terrain (AbCT)

آپارتمان شماره 1 محلات
معمار: دفتر معماری کالکتیو ترین (رامین مهدی‌زاده)
موقعیت: محلات، ایران
تاریخ: 1389
مساحت: 1300 مترمربع
وضعیت: ساخته‌شده
کارفرما: مهدی مهدی‌زاده، حسین سهراب‌پور، رامین مهدی‌زاده
همکاران طراحی: امید خداپناهی، محسن ابریشمکار
سازه: رضا مهدی‌زاده
تاسیسات مکانیکی: احسان مهدی‌زاده
اجرا: مهدی مهدی‌زاده
گرافیک: امید خداپناهی، رامین مهدی‌زاده

عکس: امید خداپناهی
جوایز: رتبه اول گروه مسکونی جایزه معمار 1389


Apartment No. 1 in Mahallat
Architect: Architecture by Collective Terrain (AbCT) (Ramin Mehdizadeh)
Location: Mahallat, Iran
Date: 2010
Area: 1300 sqm
Status: Completed
Client: Mehdi Mehdizadeh, Hossein Sohrabpour, Ramin Mehdizadeh
Design Associates: Omid Khodapanahi, Mohsen Abrishamkar
Other Collaborators and Partners: Hyeoun Kim, Hanna Lee, Janghee Yoo, Namjoo Kim, Siyoung Kim
Structure: Reza Mehdizadeh
Mechanical Engineering: Ehsan Mehdizadeh
Construction: Mehdi Mehdizadeh
Graphic: Omid Khodapanahi, Ramin Mehdizadeh
Photo: Omid Khodapanahi
Awards: 1st Place of Memar Award 1389


This project is built in Mahallat, a small town in the center of Iran, where more than 50% of the economy is engaged in stone cutting business. Huge amount of energy (fossil fuel) is used to excavate and cut the stones. Yet, due to the inefficiency in the stone cutting technology, less than 50% of the stones are utilized and the rest of the unused stones are thrown away as trash, further polluting the natural environment. In this project, we recycle these left-over stones and use them for both exterior and interior walls. By recycling left-over stones from Mahallat’s main stream of business, we are able to connect ourselves and our project to the unique context of the town. In doing so, we demonstrate how an architectural solution can help us preserve precious natural resources in a creative way and significantly reduce the cost.

The recycled stones used for the exterior create a subtle effect on geometry of the project, which consist of façade with emphatic angles. Slight roughness of mixed recycled stones creates somewhat warmer texture, effectively complementing sharply tailored façade. The coherent theme of locally-recycled stones of exterior walls is also reverberated in the interior of the project, where simple structure is accentuated by stone walls, creating a space that is expressed in a natural yet intimate manner. As a result, the project which speaks the language of modern architecture, uniquely blends with verdant trees and surroundings of Mahallat, an old town which has seen more than a thousand year of history.

High construction cost and low selling price of residential units were big barriers for this project to happen. In order to solve this problem, we added some retail space on the ground floor, making the project financially feasible. The project consists of retail space on the ground floor and eight residential units on the four floors above. Two of these residential units are located on each floor and each of them is a three bedroom apartment.

The window shutters can be freely opened or closed, depending on weather conditions. During the summer, closed shutters can act as a cooling device by providing shades for the unit, whereas during the winter, open shutters can act as a warming device, by enabling the sun to penetrate through the windows. This flexibility offered by these shutters will enhance the quality of living for residents and will also help them to save energy all around the year.

7 thoughts on “Apartment No. 1 in Mahallat / Architecture by Collective Terrain (AbCT)”

  1. به نظرم یکی از بهترین پرو ژه های ساخته شده بعد از انقلابه.توجه به معماری پایدار از ویژگی های خیلی خوبه این پروژه است

  2. به نظرم یکی از بهترین پرو ژه های ساخته شده بعد از انقلابه.توجه به معماری پایدار از .
    ویژگی های خیلی خوبه این پروژه است فضاهای داخلی خیلی خوب و دلنشینند و حس خیلی خوبی به بییننده میدهند .جزییات ساختمان هم خیلی خوب طراحی شده است

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