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A collection of multi-hued rammed-earth-and-sand domes may have officially established Hormuz as “Rainbow Island” — the nickname of the Persian Gulf community, home to 6,500 inhabitants, that has long been enjoyed for its unusually radiant landscape coloured by ochre clay. Designed by ZAV Architects, these architectural outcroppings began appearing when Tehran gallery owner Ehsan Rasoulof partnered with Sormeh Art Group, which organizes an annual land art event on the island, to initiate a conversation about how to effect positive change and development there. 

On the eponymous Iranian island, Presence in Hormuz 02 recently inaugurated its latest addition by ZAV Architects: a series of 200 domes that contain lodgings, cafés,...
ZAV Architects Unveil a Community Regeneration Scheme’s Colourful Second Phase

In the Persian Gulf, the Iranian studio adds the striking Majara residences to its ongoing project Presence in Hormuz.

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