The Canopy

طراحی سایه بان بر اساس ساختار مقرنس

از مجموعه پژوهش های دفتر طراحی میانگستره  در  زمینه بازخوانی معماری ایران

علی خیابانیان – لیلی منظوری

When design the pavilion for the first time, the Interdisciplinary Design Universe mainly experienced a formal attitude rather than a conceptual or practical one. I exactly remember the first volume made using Lathe Modifier. The main objective was to design a form as the sunshade to be installed in different places. Section-based design is a unique specification of our office. In this method, you may control the produced volume easily and change the volume through changing the section. This is a quick and flexible technique.

Since beginning, the segments created on the surface were similar to the geometrical patterns found in the Iranian traditional architecture. This was a turning point to pay attention to the arrangement of the segments and variation of the coordinate location of the nodes created due to intersection of the segments. For example, compare the right hand picture with Mogharnas (arched placed decorated with painting) of the entrance of Esfahan Imam Mosque.

These patterns may be traced in most projects of the Interdisciplinary Design Universe. To take benefit of the Iranian architecture and generalize it to the contemporary world during the recent years were the main idea of our activity. This was focused in design of the pavilions to give them a historical-cultural dimension to display them as the memorial of the culture and tradition of our old territory in addition to pay attention to their performance and aesthetic issues.

In next stages, one of the initial volumes was incidentally symmetrized in the direction of Z axis. There two symmetrical volumes created a unified and surprising totality, in our opinion. This technique created a surface over the land where the people may sit on and lie down.

Repetition of the main form and changing its dimensions in line with the coordinates make it possible to create a continuous and diverse space to hold ceremonies, exhibits and different sociocultural events.