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Mahallat Residential by CAAT Studio

Mahallat Residential Building No3 by CAAT Studio in Mahallat, Iran

Mahallat Residential Building No3, designed by Tehran based architecture firm CAAT Studio, is a 3-story residential building with a total area of 290.0 m2 in Mahallat, Iran

Text description provided by the architects. The project is located on a residential periphery of Mahallat, 262 kilometers southwest of Tehran with the hot and dry climate. The 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 the client required a cost-effective project.

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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 perfectly constructed sample of his work in the neighborhood.

All programs are connected along the soft continues to form to create spatial divisions with a variety of motion throughout the project. Starting at the ground floor from the lobby through the ceiling, internal walls and continues all the way to the rooftop.


The orientation of the geometry to the North provides spectacular angle and rotation to the North facade to create a different perspective to environment whereas the same movements without rotation add a different quality to the South facade.


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 environmentally friendly project.


Architects : CAAT Studio

Location : Mahallat, Iran

Lead Architects : Mahdi Kamboozia, Helena Ghanbar

Area : 290.0 m2

Project Year : 2018

Photographs : Parham Taghioff

Manufacturers : Mahallat Alvand Concrete, Sarvestan co, Habibi Stone, Chauffagekar, Alvandtileco, WINTECH

> Via CAAT Studio

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