Hormuz Island with Its Surreal Otherworldly Landscapes

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

A landscape multipurpose development on Hormuz Island echoes the kaleidoscopic beauty of natural Hormuz Island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes

 

You’ve probably heard of the Strait of Hormuz in relation to its geostrategic significance;  The only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the ocean,  it controls the shipment of petroleum from Middle East.  What you may not know however an a what kind of place it is.  That its an area of extraordinary natural beauty,  nowhere more so than Hormuz Island,  with its surreal, otherworldly landscapesAlso known as Rainbow IslandIt features a phantasmagoria of dramatic pink-red alluvium formations streaked with yellow-greens,  oranges and purplesMars-like Hormuz Island,  with its surreal otherworldly landscapes neon-red beaches,  salt-crusted jagged mountains,  mangrove forests and rainbow-hued caves.

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

A Multipurpose Touristic Development by based Hormuz Island with Its Surreal Otherworldly Landscapes

A multipurpose touristic development by based Hormuz Island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes natural beauty and strategic importance despite.  The local population of 6,500 inhabitants struggle to make ends meet,  which is why it’s so wonderful;  To see projects such as Majara Residencea multipurpose touristic development by Hormuz Island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes.  Mirroring the island’s kaleidoscopic landscape in the form of a colourful cluster of small-scale.  Rammed-earth domes.  The project is part of the Presence in Hormuz series of urban developments aiming to empower the island’s local community.  Cultural and social in its impact,  Majara Residence ties together the lives of local people and tourists both culturally and economically.

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

A Colourful Three-Dimensional Fabric

More than a touristic development,  the project fits in with ZAV Architects’ exploration of the purpose of architecture.  Does architecture have the capacity to elevate people’s wellbeing by staying relevant to its context and time?  What are its limits how can it suggest a political alternative for communal life?  How can it attain social agency?  “Presence in Hormuz a colourful three-dimensional fabric;”  Attempts to find answers such fundamental questions by encouraging the participation of local inhabitants whilst taking into account their interests.  Located on a beachfront expanse outside the island’s only settlement,  Majara Residence.  Takes the form of smaller and larger pointed domes grouped.  In clusters of varying density providing accommodation for 84 guests together.  With a café,  restaurant and wellness centre as well as handicraft workshops,  a cultural boutique and an art residency program.  Set against a backdrop of jagged rock formations,  undulating composition of domes creates,  in architects’ words a “colourful three-dimensional fabric.”  Its blood-red,  yolk-yellow,  sky blue and sea green hues echoing both the colouration and morphology of the island’s otherworldly vistas.

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

The Superadome

The Superadome is a type of rammed earth construction.  Using woven polyester bags filled with sand,  soil,  or clay – or whatever is at hand to the Superadome.  The bags are laid in coils construct load-bearing walls that spiral inwards to then create a domed roof at top.  The beauty of Khalili’s design lies both in the pre-modern architectural language,  a type of timeless vernacular so to speak.  The beauty of design lies both in the pre-modern architectural language,  a type of timeless vernacular so to speak.  Its practicality:  it’s extremely low budget,  doesn’t require skilled labour,  ensures reduced heating and cooling costs due to thermal mass.

Architects adopted a set of social and environmental sustainability objectives.  That include an adaptive design that responds to programmatic changes.  Use of local materials to reduce construction and transportation costs,  and allocating a larger share of budget for labour costs.

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Encourage Visitors to Take Part in Preserving the Island’s Natural Environment

Although the Hormuz Island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes development’s colour palette reflects the pigments found naturally on the island.  The use of naturally coloured soils has been avoided as their extraction has a heavy ecological impact.  The dispersed massing of the complex,  along with planted areas,  ensures a minimal impact on the ecosystem.  For the same reason,  no asphalt roads were constructed relying.  Instead on existing dirt tracks,  nor any fences in order to retain free access to the beach.  What’s more,  water troughs around the property provide water for gazelles and other indigenous animals.  The project’s environment credentials are also reflected in a rich program of events and activities.  That encourage visitors to take part in preserving the island’s natural environmentSurrounded by Hormuz Island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes.  A landscape of such extraordinary beauty,  I really don’t think that visitors will need too much convincing to do so.

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

Hormuz island with its surreal otherworldly landscapes; majara residence zav architects soroush majidi

 

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