Colourful domes village in Hormuz designed by ZAV Architects
February 06, 2021 - Iran
These colourful domes are homes on the island of Hormuz, off the south coast of Iran.
The dome homes are part of a project called Presence In Hormuz, which will see the communal buildings soon begin to house some of the island’s 5,900-strong population.
ZAV Architects are the team behind the work, creating the homes with sandbags filled with sand from the beaches of Hormuz.
The island is just 42 square kilometres and is mostly beach, so innovative approaches to property are needed.
In total, the development contains 15 holiday homes that occupy multiple interconnected domes of varying sizes.
These structures stand alongside other interconnected-domed buildings that contain restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, tourist information and reception areas.
ZAV Architects arranged the domes closely together to create a sense of community and give the development a distinctive outline that was drawn from the island's natural forms.
All of the domes in development have been painted in bright shades of red, yellow, blue and green to give the community a colourful exterior.
This bold use of colour continues inside the structures, where the interior walls are painted in matching shades and furniture is coloured red, yellow, blue and green to match.
Photography is by Tahmineh Monzavi, Soroush Majidi and Payman Barkhordari.
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