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Rai Studio (Tehran) sends their latest work (and it’s pretty exciting)

Our friends at Rai Studio and Tehran just sent us their newest projects for Afghan refugees and communities affected by a massive earthquake last August.

Pouya Khazaeli, principal of Rai Studio and architecture professor at Azad University, Tehran and Ghazvin, notes: “Social sustainability in design is our main focus area here. It means to study how these refugees live, communicate, the meaning of privacy in their live, which materials they prefer and use for construction, which kind of construction techniques they use themselves, how much they spend normally to construct their own shelters”

Brilliant work by Mr. Khazaeli and the design team: Mehrnoush Khalooghi, Bahar Inanlou, Mohamad Abdolrezazadeh, Sanaz Jafari, Nasim Vakili

Adobe Structure 1

Bardsir, Iran

Working with vernacular design and inexpensive yet earthquake-resistant techniques, Rai Studio and the Norwegian Relief Council address a series of needs of Afghan refugees in Iran

Adobe Structure 2

Bardsir, Iran

“Social sustainability in design is our main focus area here. It means to study how these refugees live, communicate, the meaning of privacy in their live, which materials they prefer and use for construction, which kind of construction techniques they use themselves, how much they spend normally to construct their own shelters….”

I Lost My Pen!

Heris, Iran

Among the needs following the August 11, 2012, earthquake in East Azerbaijan was new animal pens to protect livestock from the approaching winter. Rai Studio developed a prototype with local methods and materials to assess weaknesses before scaling.

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