Before and After

Office + Interior Design
Argentina Square, Tehran
total built area:
530 square meter
Amir reza Saheb, Sara Amiri
Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Client demand was to change an old villa (built in early 1970’s) with bearing wall structural system to an open multidepartment office. So, the main challenge was how to confront this contradiction and try to find a solution in spite of all these limitations. The idea was to consider the standard form of bearing walls (upside down U form) as a base component that can be used as a dividing component in the space. With thoughtful selections of bearing walls and colouring them in grey, we tried to change their identity into dividing components in the space. Also by producing new variations of the base component in designing reception desk and supervisor’s offices, the main concept has been amplified.

Design in Details

In design, we bring characteristics of the natural world into built spaces, such as water, greenery, and natural light, or elements like wood and stone. Encouraging the use of natural systems and processes in design allows for exposure to nature, and in turn, these design approaches improve health and wellbeing. There are a number of possible benefits, including reduced heart rate variability and pulse rates, decreased blood pressure, and increased activity in our nervous systems, to name a few.

Over time, our connections to the natural world diverged in parallel with technological developments. Advances in the 19th and 20th centuries fundamentally changed how people interact with nature. Sheltered from the elements, we spent more and more time indoors. Today, the majority of people spend almost 80-90% of their time indoors, moving between their homes and workplaces. As interior designers embrace biophilia.








kitchen area

Incredible Result

Establishing multi-sensory experiences, we can design interiors that resonate across ages and demographics. These rooms and spaces connects us to nature as a proven way to inspire us, boost our productivity, and create greater well-being. Beyond these benefits, by reducing stress and enhancing creativity, we can also expedite healing. In our increasingly urbanized cities, biophilia advocates a more humanistic approach to design. The result is biophilic interiors that celebrate how we live, work and learn with nature.