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Challenge Studio's Award-Winning Design Envisions a New Residential Typology

05:00 - 17 October, 2018
Challenge Studio's Award-Winning Design Envisions a New Residential Typology , Courtesy of Challenge Studio
Courtesy of Challenge Studio

In the age of skyscrapers, the immediate solution to housing is to build up and duplicate single units in the plan. In contrast, the Zafereniah Tower designed by Challenge Studio, project laureate of the recent 2018 Architizer A+ Award, proposed a conceptual endeavor as a prototype for mid-rise, multi-unit housing.

The Tehran-based firm won both the Jury and Popular Choice Awards for their response to the prompt for a design that "champion[s] its potential for a positive impact on everyday life."

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ZAAD and Challenge Studio Propose New Tower for Iranian City of Mashhad

16:00 - 29 December, 2015
ZAAD and Challenge Studio Propose New Tower for Iranian City of Mashhad, © ZAAD Studio; Challenge Studio
© ZAAD Studio; Challenge Studio

ZAAD Studio has teamed up with Challenge Studio to envision a new residential typology for Mashhad, Iran. The 40,000-square-meter tower is designed to incorporate passive green energy strategies and emulate a "small town" feel. It's distinct shape, based on a philosophy of "void design," resulted from the desire to exchange built program for share green space that will enhance interaction between dwellers.