Office in Hamedan/Termeh commercial building

Oct 16, 2019

This design boom commercial building is located in Hamedan, on of groundbreaking cities. A space that stepped outside the boundaries of traditional, corporate, office design. A space that felt more like a study than a humdrum office. Hamedan has an active urban fabric, which is characterized by squares and an important north-south urban axis that connects them together. This axis crosses the site from the western side. which disclosed in May 2016, covering 600.0m2 area. To encourage people to visit the building a gesticulate form is designed. The Termeh building was designed by architects Farshad Mehdizadeh and Ahmad Bathaei to lodge two separate inhabitants, making it accessible as a stair to meet the pavement a roof sweeping was brought down. A continuous system made from local bricks is façade, a pattern with local and traditional brick layering techniques to respect the local context. A two-floor building was designed with commercial functions: a retail in the ground floor and a private office in the first floor. The second floor (roof) should follow its neighbor’s height, in terms of the urban skyline, through a 2.5 meters height wall. The idea was to connect the functions directly to the urban space, a vertical access solution was supposed to be found. The fussiest part of the project was the more separation between retail and office.

This plan covers three different levels with three distinct characteristics. An ordinary brick rectangular form is separated by a wave-shaped slab that is both the ceiling of the retail space below and the floor of the office above. This brick mass then stretch out like carpet integrating a staircase that joints the office directly with street level. Considering business ceremonies and outdoor parties a ceiling garden was devoted to the office. Termeh Office by Ahmad Bathaei & Farshad Mehdizadeh The retail is on the ground level and office space on the upper, with a brick façade that appears to be falling out from the ceiling slab which. While many contemporary architects have shunned traditional brick materials in favor of flashy glass and steel, this ancient and reliable building method can."I don't describe the roof as a staircase because stairs are an element that repeats, but this element has different scenarios, dynamics, and qualities for people going up through that wave-like form," Mehdizadeh said."People can sit or play on it like a small plaza. Stairs have a function, but this element performs in public space."

To decentralize the entry, building executes two distant functions that are normally connected to the public space through a central core. large windows display the interior of the ground-floor retail unit, inviting passers-by to step off the street into the building. The office block above features narrow vertical windows that protect the interior from the harsh western sunlight. To form an accessible surface a brick cladding is made that extends from above the ground floor windows sweeps down towards the street .waving brickwork also provides access to the upper level of the building, where there is an entrance to the office.

The building it titled after the traditional handwoven Iranian cloth Termeh, which is evoked by the undulating form. Local bricks laid in traditional patterns match the facades found on many buildings in the neighborhood.