Mahallat Residental Building No3 by CAAT Studio

A cost effective and environmental friendly residential architecture

Project Specs


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The project is located on a residential periphery of Mahallat ,262 kilometers southwest of Tehran (capital of iran) with the hot and dry climate. Area surrounding the city is rich with travertine which is mainly because of the two significant travertine local mines called Hajiabad and Abbasabad. The project was delegated to the architect at a time when the structure and floors plates were already built and client required a cost effective project.

overall of the project © Parham Taghioff


The land size is 18 * 10 meters with the occupied neighbors on its east and west. Travertine mines and mountains are visible from South and Sarcheshmeh’s green area which is one of the most famous neighborhoods and one of the popular tourist attractions is visible from the North of the site boundary.

surrounding environment of the project © Parham Taghioff

north facade © Parham Taghioff

main entrance of the project © Parham Taghioff


The majority of Mahallat’s economy is engaged in the business of cutting and treating stone and our client is also a stone expert and stone seller independently. His expertise is in choosing and consulting various stone at the low price. (and this has obviously reflected on the process of the project) In 2014 our client bought this governmental property at a reasonable price from which it has been already divided. He had a dream of building his first home to make it as a perfect constructed sample of his work in the neighborhood.

▼建筑将洞石材料样本展示给周边社区,The building presents samples of travertine materials to the surrounding community © CAAT Studio

▼项目空间概念分析图,concept digram  © CAAT Studio


All programs are connected along the soft continues form to create spatial divisions with a variety of motion throughout the project. Starting at ground floor from lobby through ceiling, internal walls and continues all the way to the roof top. The orientation of the geometry to the North provides spectacular angle and rotation to the North facade to create different perspective to environment whereas the same movements without rotation adds different quality to the South facade.

▼旋转扭曲的几何形状为建筑赋予了独特的外观,spectacular angle and rotation to the North facade © Parham Taghioff

▼北立面组成细部,details of the north facade © Parham Taghioff

▼南北立面细部对比,contrast of the north and south facade details  © Parham Taghioff


This movement was not only a conceptual movement but also a creative way to utilize the stone as an environmental piece helping us to build a cost effective and environmental friendly project.

▼室内空间概览,overall of the interior © Parham Taghioff

details of the interior © Parham Taghioff

▼项目分析图,analyse diagram © CAAT Studio

▼总平面图,site plan © CAAT Studio

▼平面图,plan © CAAT Studio

▼立面图,elevation © CAAT Studio

Project name: Mahallat Residental Building No3
Architect’s Firm: CAAT Studio
Project location: Mahallat, Markazi Province, Iran,50.436334&hl=en-US&gl=us&shorturl=1
Completion Year: 2018
Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 290 sqm
Lead Architects: Mahdi Kamboozia, Helena Ghanbari
Client: Javad Habibi
Photographer: Parham Taghioff

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