Date: April 23, 2016
Orsi Khaneh Residential Apartment designed by Nima Keivani has been chosen as Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2015.
Nima Keivani’s design, which bore a novel idea to modernize a traditional architectural element (Orsi window), has won the Bronze Award in the Worlds' largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition.
“What differentiates A’ Design Award from other international design competitions is its judging process,” said Keivani. “the judging takes place at various levels and with the participation of over 70 judges from professional experts around the world who are famous academic figures, managers of major companies, engineers or winners of previous editions.”
“The main concept of this built project has been originated from Iranian traditional architecture,” he explained about his design. “We used a special type of window which is locally called Orsi, made by wooden lattice and stained glasses that have had an effective technical functions in climatic and natural light controlling.”
Keivani went on to add, “therefore, we tried to make a modern Orsi window, with the aim of creating a space with an Iranian spirit or Genius loci which respects both mental and biological needs of the users. So the elements like water, plants, and light have been highlighted.”
The building was designed in June 2013 in Tehran and the construction works finished in September 2015.
Source: Mehr News Agency