Here are series of various sketches for anti-quake architecture, a villa in Barghoun (Iran), and a villa in Portugal. But the most important is the proposal for anti-quake architecture for Iran’s rural areas.
As in most of his projects all dwelling units respect local traditional life style. In order to make this architecture quake resistant, he uses polystyrene, iron net and adobe covering on either side to avoid risk of fire. All units are equipped with solar panels (painted in yellow) to provide clean energy. The concept is so simple that the villagers themselves can manage to build with a little surveillance of a young architect.
This villa was designed on a site of 290 sq.m for week-ends, summer and eventually permanent dwelling.
Keyvan designed this villa as a gift for Mr. & Mrs. Ayoubi and their three children.
At the request of Mr. Ayoubi the cultural attaché of Iranian Islamic republic in Paris, Keyvan with few rapid sketches gives his idea for a mausoleum of Shams Tabrizi in Khoy. He proposes the use of local hand made red brick for a series of colonnades in form of sunrays sheltering at the centre Shams’ tomb lit day and night via solar energy obtained by solar panel roofs of the whole construction.
Villa in Portugal:
This last sketch is for Lady F. Soudavar for a residential compound in Portugal. Keyvan fallowed his friend’s desire to create the same atmosphere of a childhood residence of Soudavars in Iran.