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Morvarid Palace

 

PROJECT GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Name: Morvarid Palace

Location: Mehrshahr, Karaj, Alborz province, Iran

Architecture Firm: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Wesley Peters

Local Architecture Firm for collaborating with FLWF: Amery, Kamooneh, Khosrovi Consulting Group []

Local Architects: Nezam Amery, Kamal Kamooneh, Hormozdyar Khosrovi

Decoration and Furniture: Mr. Johny, Hill and Mrs. Cornelia Bryerly

Civil Engineer & Supervisior: Mr. Thomas Casey

Landscape: Mrs. Francis Nemtin

Date: 1961

Type: Residential

Land Area: 170 Hectares

Budget: 3.4 Million USD

 

This palace has been established in a plot of land in n area of 170 hectares with soft hills alongside a small artificial lake. The elements in the design of this building is two domes of concrete and a ziggurat connected to it via ramp atop which is the private room of Princess Shams. The concrete structure of the palace is covered by special plaster and interior has been decorated with stone, cloth and transparent materials. The Office, living room, family dinning room and bed rooms are accessed by the ramp, and the reception areas, entrance a. swimming pool are under the two domes as an open plan, the whole space has been created indifferent levels with easy access rom different sidesbeing possible via ramp and stairways.

The same idea of circular patterns is used repeatedly throughout the palace in designing doors, furniture, chandeliers, walls, ceilings and lights. Plexiglas is used in a variety of forms (clear, translucent opaque), and thicknesses allowing for appropriate and interesting natural lighting throughout the palace. It should be noted that this project was designed as Taliesin . Mr. Wesley Peters was the designing architect for this project Mr. Johny, Hill and Mrs. Cornelia Bryerly designed the decoration and furniture. The structural design and supervisions were made by Mr. Thomas Casey. The landscape design was done by Mrs. Francis Nemtin.

 

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