Family Center Store

Architecture Design Award Winner.
Awarded Golden for Good Architecture, Building and Structure Design.

Family Center Store
by Ali Alavi

  • Awarded April 15, 2014
  • CLIENT: Ali Alavi design
  • 6.457

There are a few reasons why I enclosed the long (30 meters) front wall. One, was that the existing building's elevation was really unpleasant, and I had no permission to touch it! Secondly, by enclosing the front facade, I gained 30 meters of wall space inside. According to my daily observational statistics study, majority of shoppers chose to go inside the store just because of curiosity, and to see what's happening behind this facade Curious forms.

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Family Center Store

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Great Design by Ali Alavi

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Family Center Store

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Ali Alavi

Designer of Family Center Store


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Interview with Ali Alavi on Family Center Store

What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
The main idea comes from nomadic architecture of the region with similar materials and contexture. Wood ceiling plank and panels, sloped roof (gable/ shed/gambrel), are all used in many of the buildings in Northern Iran.
What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
There are a few reasons why I enclosed the long (30 meters) front wall. One, was that the existing building's elevation was really unpleasant, and I had no permission to touch it! Secondly, by enclosing the front facade, I gained 30 meters of wall space inside. According to my daily observational statistics study, majority of shoppers chose to go inside the store just because of curiosity, and to see what's happening behind this facade Curious forms.
Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
The main idea comes from nomadic architecture of the region with similar materials and contexture. Wood ceiling plank and panels, sloped roof (gable/ shed/gambrel), are all used in many of the buildings in Northern Iran.There are a few reasons why I enclosed the long (30 meters) front wall. One, was that the existing building's elevation was really unpleasant, and I had no permission to touch it! Secondly, by enclosing the front facade, I gained 30 meters of wall space inside. According to my daily observational statistics study, majority of shoppers chose to go inside the store just because of curiosity, and to see what's happening behind this facade Curious forms.
Who is the target customer for his design?
majority of shoppers chose to go inside the store just because of curiosity, and to see what's happening behind this facade Curious forms.
What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
The existing building's elevation was really unpleasant, and I had no permission to touch it

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