LOCATION: Somayeh St,Tehran
PROJECT AREA: 5
STATUS: This is a renovation proposal for interior design (?) of formerly a resident hotel which was constructed by the famous loyal architect of Iran, Heidar Giayi, who is well-known for designing Iranian previous parliament building and Hilton hotel. The place was mainly used as a temporary residence for him and his quests who were generally senators of different countries and famous architects as well, like Walter Gropius. After Iran revolution in 1978, the building was occupied by revolutionary forces, and for years was in their control. In the recent decade, although the place was abandoned, fortunately it was purchased by a person, who decided to renovate this place as a hotel. It must be said that the building is full of mysterious places and has a very uncommon circulation, especially in the underground level where it is connected to the previous USA embassy by a hidden bridge, located in Taleghani St. far bar one street width. We should study the history of the building and the dominant trend and style of the architecture in that specific period, mainly recognized as the primary modern architecture. In the design process, we performed a full investigation on the objects and details designed for furnishing such similar buildings, and tried to reuse these points to prevent duplicating them one by one. The result is two alternatives that are presented here.