Apartment No. 1, Mahallat Building Development, Iran Mixed Use Project, Iranian Architecture
Iran Residential Building : Mahallat Architecture
Iranian Stone Development – design by Architecture by Collective Terrain (AbCT)
1 May 2013
Apartment No. 1
Location: Mahallat, Iran
Design: Architecture by Collective Terrain (AbCT)
Apartment No. 1 Mahallat
The majority of Mahallat’s economy is engaged in the business of cutting and treating stone, over half of which is discarded due to inefficiencies in stone-cutting technology.
This project turns the inefficiency to economic and environmental advantage by reusing leftover stones for both exterior and some interior walls, and has led to the increasing adoption of stone recycling by local builders.
The five-storey structure comprises two ground-level retail spaces and eight three-bedroom apartments above. Its austere prismatic form is balanced by the warmth of the natural materials. Small windows are shielded by triangular stone protrusions, and larger ones have wooden shutters that allow residents to regulate light and temperature levels.
Apartment No. 1 – Building Information
Location: Mahallat, Iran (Central Asia)
Architect: AbCT – Architecture by Collective Terrain, Tehran, Iran
Client: Ramin Mehdizadeh, Hossein Sohrabpoor, Mehdi Mehdizadeh
Site size: Ground floor area: 260 m2 – Total site area: 420 m2
Apartment No. 1 Mahallat images / information from Aga Khan Development Network
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