Saeb Abhar Non-Profit Higher Education Institute
Islamic Republic of Iran
What makes Isfahan's old bridges valuable is the view they have of the pedestrian, the man who walks, thinks and watches, hears, relaxes and has fun. The body… more
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I really appreciate your effort to integrate the built and the unbuilt into a single complex by taking up the much needed issue of City Gardens. I must congratulate you for the conceptual way of addressing several important aspects of City garden Design. As rightly identified by, the city greens are vanishing and it is our duty as a designer to integrate these green lung spaces into our built proposals. You design handles several issues at various levels, in that the level of detailing is a little weaker as compared your medium of expression.
The idea of interlacing the open/semi-open into the built space configurations needs a little more matured thought process in terms of understanding the flora and fauna. The dead load of the greens on the building is going to make the building design a lot of more heavy. The movement of vehicles & also too many people, is going to disturb the kind of birds that would otherwise be making their nests on these wonderful green trees & shrubs that you have provided. Lastly, it would have been an interesting exercise to look at a different material palette for the whole project.
As a broader feedback, always remember, that all projects in the public domain, must be replicable, socially relevant and most importantly, scalable.
Best wishes to you, and keep up the spirit of experimenting with spaces, scales and typologies.
What makes Isfahan's old bridges valuable is the view they have of the pedestrian, the man who walks, thinks and watches, hears, relaxes and has fun. The body of these bridges has met all these needs and provided suitable conditions for their occurrence. Because there is a greater need for such thinking in design today more than ever before; Therefore, designing a collection inspired by these behavioral patterns can probably be effective in other architectural structures.
The recreational function of the building can be seen in the way the lower level is crossed, the platforms between the lower level arches, the formation of the upper level side porches, the way of accommodation, water-assisted landscaping, the creation of eastern stepped platforms and the presence of pavilions
One of the main features of these bridges is to create a different space, in addition to the passage space. Due to the structural structure of Iranian bridges and the use of sharp arches, the way of transferring forces is such that it is possible to create empty space in the body of the bridge.