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Barin Ski Resort in Tehran designed by RYRA Studio

Tehran-based design & construction studio RYRA Studio has completed ''Barin Ski Resort'' in 2011, a ten-storey resort that is located near Shemshak ski resort, the second largest ski resort in Iran and in only half an hour drive from the capital. 

Project description by the architects:

In 2008, client requested architects to redesign a ski resort, a cozy and warm place for young people to relax in after skiing out in extremely cold weather. When the architects were brought on board to design the project, the base build had already been completed. The main structure and ceiling had been built in a classic cube shape, but the architects felt the rectangular shape was alien to the naturally sloping mountain formation.

hotel in shape of snow caveimage © Parham Taghioff 

This location is defined by Snow-covered landscapes, so they didn't want the building to be indifferent about its surrounding, but as a part of nature embracing that. The Barin Ski resort picks up on the philosophy of designing buildings so that the form emulates the immediate environment in a fluid way. Barin ski resort looks one with the snow-covered mountain, almost as if windswept onto the mountain side, like an iced rock formation.

Barin Ski Resort in Tehran designed by RYRA Studioimage © Parham Taghioff 

The individual’s rooms, 67 in total, each in a different size, from 45m studio flat to 270m penthouse, seem carved into a mountainous ice block like natural caves. Each cell which is in dome shape enhances the feeling of a warm, homely 'cave' to relax in after skiing out in the cold. The continuation of this design approach inside the rooms and corridors, which also have organically formed, as well as the pebble shaped windows that offer stunning views of the surrounding mountain range, all these factors make the Barin Ski Resort a holistic building that complements its natural habitat.

hotel with organic shape image © Parham Taghioff 

ski resort in snowy mountain image © Parham Taghioff 

Barin Ski Resort in Tehran designed by RYRA Studioimage © Parham Taghioff 

an organic hotel in mountain image © Parham Taghioff 

white organic wall image © Parham Taghioff 

cave shaped hotel room with spectacular Mountain View image © Parham Taghioff 

snowy mountain image © Parham Taghioff 

a man walking down staircase image © Parham Taghioff 

skylight in the roof image © Parham Taghioff 

hotel room with organic shape image © Parham Taghioff 

hotel corridor image © Parham Taghioff 

hotel corridor with lighting image © Parham Taghioff 

hotel bedroom with organic shape

image © Parham Taghioff 

modern hotel bedroom with organic shape image © Parham Taghioff 

modern kitchen

image © Parham Taghioff 

Barin Ski Resort in Tehran designed by RYRA Studio

image © Parham Taghioff 

future room design

image © Parham Taghioff 

curvy white wall

image © Parham Taghioff 

skylight in the ceiling image © Parham Taghioff 

skylight in the roof image © Parham Taghioff 

Barin Ski Resort in Tehran designed by RYRA Studio

image © Parham Taghioff 

blue room with oval shaped window

image © Parham Taghioff 

basement floor plan

Ground floor plan

1st to 6th pans

site plan

section a-a

section d-d

section e-e

 

Project name: Barin Ski Resort

Architecture firm: RYRA Studio

Architects: Abbas Riahi Fard, Farinaz Razavi Nikoo

Location: Shemshak, Tehran, Iran 

Year: 2011

Area: 12000 m²

Photography: Parham Taghioff, Mehdi kolahi

Design Associates: Ashkan Bagheri Aghdam, Navid Nasrollahzadeh

Project Associates: Yaser Karimian , Hamed Tabesh, Ali Aashouri, Mina Vakili, Morteza Rahbar, Mustafa Mohammadi, Amir Khademi

Construction: RYRA Studio & Problem Co

Supervisions: Abbas Riahi fard, Soroush Alipour, Hesam Raoofpanah, Ali Zarandi

Structural Design: Kamran Edraki

Mechanical & Electrical Consultant: Azmayesh and partners


By Naser N. Ibrahim

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