Experience Design & Strategy
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Architectural Design

I graduated from Master of Architecture program at University of Toronto where I learned the principles of human centred design. I've worked as an architectural designer in offices in Toronto, Paris and Tehran. Below are some of the projects I've enjoyed working on.

Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library

Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library

Team: ZAS Architects + Interiors

Responsibilities: Architectural visualizations and drawings. 

Visit Project. 

 Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library: Site Plan

Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library: Site Plan

Architectural Visualizations

Architectural Visualizations

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 Vaughan Civic Library Resource Library: View from the parking

Vaughan Civic Library Resource Library: View from the parking

The Water Theatre

The Water Theatre

Honourable Mention from Toronto Urban Design Awards 2009

Team: Lila Yavari, Lailee Soleimani, Martin Yeung, Majella Anson-Cartwright, Omair Ali, Stephen Perkins

Story: This project was a collaboration between architecture and engineering department at University of Toronto to explore a concept for a seasonal theatre in Toronto Islands. The design embraces water as an element in the theatre experience. 

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 3D printed model of Water Theatre made in collaboration with Lila Yavari and Martin Yeung. 

3D printed model of Water Theatre made in collaboration with Lila Yavari and Martin Yeung. 

Box in a box: Exhibiting Toronto

Box in a box: Exhibiting Toronto

Design Team: Lila Yavari, Lailee Soleimani & Martin Young

Story: The box in a box is a project for Exhibiting Toronto. The design responds to the needs of the main gallery space and the needs of the remainder program. The gallery space is less in need for direct light and is very sensitive to humidity and heat, whereas the surrounding program requires natural light and is less sensitive to thermal parameters. Therefore, the main gallery space being a box in another becomes a separate building in terms of structures, circulations, and building envelope. 

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Audience in Leisure: a Public Park for The City

Audience in Leisure: a Public Park for The City

a student concept project

The project challenges the architectural definition of theatre and leisure by exploring a non-narrative audience that occupy a vertical park surrounding a stage. The audience is free to walk, sit, picnic, exercise, dance or watch people perform within the building. 

 

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 Audience in Leisure: A sectional view of the ramp 

Audience in Leisure: A sectional view of the ramp 

 When privacy is needed for the interior box, the interactive transparency will be activated. A series of opaque sheets installed on the glass can detect the location of the audience and rotate and block their view while still allowing natural light to enter the interior space through other parts of the building where no audience is present. 

When privacy is needed for the interior box, the interactive transparency will be activated. A series of opaque sheets installed on the glass can detect the location of the audience and rotate and block their view while still allowing natural light to enter the interior space through other parts of the building where no audience is present. 

Building the in between

Building the in between

The project is a proposal for building an in-between structure as a recreational centre in Square One site in Mississauga where public buildings surrounding the site will connect through a continuum of the new building's landscape and corridors. 

 Mapping the most significant buildings of the site and exploring various entry points and connections through the site. 

Mapping the most significant buildings of the site and exploring various entry points and connections through the site. 

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Inside Out : A Garden Experiment

Inside Out : A Garden Experiment

What is a garden?  The words "garden" and "yard" are rooted in the old English word "geard", which means an enclosed space. The fencing of outdoor space began in 10,000 BC, but the specific details of the first garden is not exactly known. Today, gardens are defined as landscapes where vegetation and greenery is manipulated by man. The project "Inside Out" is a proposal for the International Garden Festival where designers from all over the world submit their proposals for gardens at jardins des metis. Inside Out challenges our definitions by proposing a garden that doesn't alter the landscape but manipulates the viewer by enclosing them in a room that behaves unexpectedly. Visitors are invited to pause and immerse themselves in the blurred boundaries between where they are and where the garden begins. 

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