Qom, IR




human’s current relationship with nature is as if human beings are in a box, and with this box they move into nature. Under these conditions, proper communication is not formed and human presence is not formed in nature. Transition (project name) tries to increase the presence in nature while minimizing damage to nature.

 Site | Design zones

While creating appropriate access to the main location of the site, different zones were selected according to the features of the site, to accommodate different types.

Source of inspiration

The general form of the different types is inspired by a thorn bush inside the site, the structure of which provides unique features to increase the presence in nature.


All different types, created from a structure consisting of a horizontal element and a vertical element, have an integrated design.

Design Points

The structure used for all types allows for different activities, views and experiences.

Design strategy | decrease damage

1. Material

To reduce damage to nature, instead of local materials from the site, use materials from other areas.

2. Ground approach

In order to reduce damage to nature, the underground architectural approach has been eliminated.

3. Temporary

To reduce damage to nature, architecture can be temporary and relocated.


Design strategy | increase attendance

1. Services

By reducing services, human beings use nature itself to meet their needs and experience more presence in it.

2. Border

Reducing the boundary between architecture and nature helps to increase human presence in nature.

3. Exploration

Architecture can be used to increase exploration and thus increase presence


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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Qom, IR
Firm Role: architecture Design
Additional Credits: Lead Architects: Reza Jafari
Research: Seyyed Mohammad Mahdi Masoumi
Renderings: Mahdi Bodaghi , Alireza Zarini
Technical drawing: Narges Ramezani , Samira Movahedi , Zeinab Rajaei , Fateme Sharbaf
Presentation & diagram : Amir Hussein Qomi