Bagh Chal or Sunken courtyard was an Iranian native method to protect from hot weather, in this way the courtyard stays below the ground level. Designed by Iranian architect Davood Salavati manager of Team Group, Bagh Chal is a botique restaurant located in Kashan, Esfahan, Iran.
Architect's statement: By digging into the architecture of our ancestors in the hot and dry regions of Iran, we behold the sunken courtyard as the most powerful and significant elements of Iranian architecture and geometry.
A country in the heart of the summer, make you feel that a monument hugs you with all kindness, by symmetrical and introverted zones, sitting on the earth’s surface and benefiting from the coolness of the soil and the shadow, being close to the underground water streams (Qnats) and relying on the land’s resistance to earthquake that contains functional features in addition to the most amazement of aesthetic.
Bagh Chal boutique-restaurant which respects practical knowledge of our ancient masters was born due to the global climate crisis and the lack of energy resources, to reach qualitative tranquility by renovating ancient nostalgias and reviving our country’s cultural values and also to gain quantitative tranquility in term of decreasing dependence on the fossil fuels.
On the other hand, this project has been developed based on the theories of Kashan ancient city by using modern climatic extroversion and native introversion architecture of the region.
Project name: Bagh Chal Botique Restaurant
Design team: Amirali Sharifi, Sheila Shahraki, Mahsa Aghahasel, Asma Pirouz, Sara Yousefi, Arman Delavari
The Candidates’ Projects of 2A Continental Architectural Awards 2019 for Asia, Europe, Africa, South & Central America, and North America.