Majara Residence hormuz
Such a brilliant masterpiece by ZAV Architects in Hormuz Iran built , this brightly colored retreat draws inspiration from the geography and cultural traditions of the island. Named Presence in Hormuz – Majara Residence, the project aims to both bring tourists to the area and to create a hub for the small local community. Tehran-based architecture studio ZAV Architects designed the retreat as a cluster of 200 domes with different shapes and vibrant colors – a stark contrast to standard seaside retreats that expand vertically and feature steel, concrete, and glass builds. The rounded forms mirror the landscape, while the bold color palette pays homage to local traditions. The site overlooks the Persian Gulf and the hilly landscape of Hormuz; it offers a quiet space to relax and immerse oneself in the island’s’ traditions.
hormoz island in persian Gulf
in 1506 Afonso de Albuquerque, Duke of Goa who was a Portuguese general and a “great conqueror,” discovered the Persian Gulf on his way to the Portuguese colonies in Asia. In 1516 he came back and conquered the hurmoz Island and built a strong fortress for his troops in the island.
Followed by several attacks of Afonso to Hormoz Island an agreement was signed between Iran and Portugal that made Hormoz the official colony of Portugal. Many more fortresses were made in Qeshm, and other islands. In 1623 Shah Abbas’s military, with the help of British troop took back the island from Portuguese and in 1660 after 150 years of dominating over Persian Gulf their period came to an end in the region