Didar Home - Motel Studio

Humans have used many techniques and tools to live better, and in this direction has always been a remarkable advancement in science and technology. It seems that all our problems are coming to an end, but new issues arise every day. We made many mistakes under the pretext of development, especially in construction, and we are unaware of the high costs that these mistakes will impose on us in the future. Massive projects that ended in colonization under the pretext of development were never an appropriate response to human desire. These colorful, glazed modern projects and false gardens bring nothing but modern colonialism, congestion, traffic, and inflation.
For this reason, two answers, fair and friendly architecture, were proposed in response to this modern colonization. As an architectural firm, we want to insist that fair and friendly architecture are two completely different concepts. Fair architecture seeks to follow pre-determined rules, while friendly architecture goes beyond these rules and improves the quality of space and resident/owner relationships. In other words, those laws respond to the minimum needs. Still, to promote culture and peace in society, it is necessary to look at issues more openly and use integrated local models in which a group of people with shared cultures and habits and The same behavioral characteristics live together. These models aim to increase social relations, tolerance, and peace. For this purpose, our architectural firm designed and implemented the meeting house project in Shiraz, Iran. We designed this project to create a cultural center on Eram Street in Shiraz to become a unique symbol of friendly and sustainable architecture. In the beginning, we addressed the issue, creating a cultural center called the Center for Peace and Friendship Studies that are revenue-generating and cost-effective. Then, according to preliminary studies, three types of space were designed. The first type was suitable for the cultural wall of Eram Street, which was full of students. We intended the second type as a residential and income-generating space with thirteen studios. The third type is considered the central space of this project, a kind of study room with Several micro-spaces such as meeting halls, meeting rooms, etc., form the center of peace and friendship in Shiraz. Furthermore, we stacked terraces and roofs emphasizing being a neighbor; It is as if everyone knows about each other. Also, we formed a central courtyard at the entrance to the project by defining the studios and the circulation. A few steps connect this courtyard to the first floor of a cultural center. This cultural center is in direct connection with the city wall. By giving appropriate design and using suitable and local materials such as brick and combining it with vegetation, it provides a part of its space to start a friendship with the city. In other words, the meeting house redefined the neighborhood concept: an atmosphere full of excuses for pauses, meetings, acquaintances, interaction, friendship, and conversation. In the meeting house, with the help of retreat and the emergence of cubic shapes, a solid visual connection has been established that has made it possible for observers to see directly, and it is not possible to escape interaction and friendship. Everyone moves in different directions when entering this complex, but somewhere, they inevitably meet and meet each other.