Nima Keivani is an award-winning professional Iranian architect, who has found his own architectural firm,” Keivani Architects”, with his brother, Sina Keivani, Since 2009. After publishing their projects worldwide, their practice received international attention in architectural magazines, books, and websites. He was also the lecturer in different workshops and masterclasses in Europe and the Middle East and Asia universities and architecture associates.
2020, Architecture, Ph.D., Missouri University, USA
2010, Architecture, MA, Central Tehran Islamic Azad University, Tehran/Iran
2005, Restoration of Architectural Heritage, BA, Sooreh University, Iran
2010-Current, CEO and Co-founder, Keivani Architects, TEHRAN/IRAN.
2009-2010, Design Director, Shar Architecture company, TEHRAN/IRAN.
2007-2009, Architect, Zandigan Architecture and Construction Company, TEHRAN/IRAN.
2005-2007, Architect, Omran Iran Architecture and Construction Consulting Engineers Company, TEHRAN/IRAN.
2003-2005, Architect, Sharestan Architecture Consulting Engineers Company, IRAN.
2004-2016, Consultant and contractor of several Restoration and Rehabilitation Architectural Heritage Projects, IRAN
AWARDS AND PRIZES
2022, Iron A Design Award Medal for The Home, Italy
2022, Iron A Design Award Medal for Chahar Gah Villa, Italy
2022, Adex Platinum Award for Kabootar Khaneh, United State
2022, Adex Award nominee for Pardis Khaneh, United State
2022, Archdaily Building of the Year Awards Nominee for Pardis Khaneh
2021, Honorable mention of Tezzini Awards, Transformable house, Saint Petersburg Russia
2021, Special mention of Tezzini Awards for Pardis khaneh, Saint Petersburg Russia
2021, Bronze medal, A' Design Award, Italy
2021, Design Journal, Best project of the year, Pardis Khaneh, USA
2021, Bronze medal, A' Design Award, Italy
2020, Built Awards, Most innovative modern architecture company, England
2020, Dezeen Awards, housing project nominee, Dezeen, United Kingdom
2020, Best residential architecture company, Business Tabloid, United Kingdom
2019, Excellence in Innovation title, Leading Designers Award, United Kingdom
2017, Winner of Best Residential Project of the year, Middle East Architect Awards, Dubai
2017, Silver medal, A' Design Award, Italy
2016, 2nd place, Inspireli awards, Prague/Czech Republic.
2016, Bronze medal, A' Design Award, Italy
2015, Finalist, Architect awards, Tehran/Iran.
2015, Nominee, Imam Khomeini square Competition, Astara/Iran.
2014, Selected design, Abadan center Competition, Tehran/Iran.
2012, Nominee, Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Geneva/Switzerland.
A building designed to adapt to climatic conditions and exchange energy. Creates an interactive dialogue from residential veils and environment: seasons and what nature watches over time, and there is no mask between inside and outside, and despite the transparency, it answers the problem of privacy. In addition to the outdoor space and nature around the building, the user also can feel that inside. And while solving energy concerns, discovery and intuition add to the quality of the space.
Image #1: by Keivani Architects, main facade, 2019. Image #2: by Keivani Architects, South facade, 2019. Image #3: by Keivani Architects, East Facade, 2018. Image #4: by Keivani Architects, Interior space, 2019. Image #5: by Keivani Architects, Interior space, 2019. Video: by Nima Keivani, Animation
four home shape in this lamp is used to refer to the four elements of nature that form man and the universe in the composition, and light, which is a sign of awareness and excellence, is located in the core of these houses. The rotation of light cubes in the direction of rotation of the Sun. the concrete frame marks of modern architecture, that is, regardless of the spirit of the place and the real existence of humans.
Perhaps what sets this building apart is its new look at biophilic architecture, Architects have always paid attention to the use of plants and light and water. But this house has become a place for more interaction; birds. This is a house for humans and birds. In this respect, inspired by Iranian historical dovecotes, a part of interior space was dedicated for this purpose.The interior spaces is formed around the patio where the birds live, by creating cross-sectional play and level differences in the spaces, as well as the special design of the stairs and the holes inside it.
Image #1: Photographer Deed studio, facade, 2019. Image #2: Photographer Deed studio, facade, 2019. Image #3: Photographer Deed studio, Interior space, 2019. Image #4: Photographer Deed studio, Interior space, 2019. Image #5: Photographer Deed studio, Interior space, 2019.