Tehran | Lavasan | 2018
The site was located within the appealing region of Fashm the current status of the project included a garden and a small building in its northernmost part.
The current state of the project included a garden and a small building in its northernmost part. The client's concern was how to transform the old building into a villa with more contemporary spatial qualities without destroying it.
The most important potential of the project can be its presence on the mountainside and its proximity to a roaring river.
Based on this, the topography of the site took the main role in the design process. It is as if the topographic layers of the earth take on a new role every time. And in this way, they pull out the living soul of the earth from beneath its arduous exterior and enhance it.
In the design process, we tried to convert a part of the roof of the old building into the space inside the upper floor by creating a shell that had both a structural role and created space for the architectural goals. In the next step, by creating a gap in the middle of this shell and sliding its two parts on top of each other, we tried to create more than a terrace, a courtyard-like space on the upper floor, which both provided access from the upper alley and tried to create a hierarchy of spaces Creating a void from the landscape to the heart of the building.
The balanced presence of cold and warm and hard and soft materials and colors next to each other creates a unique display of the experience of life and the struggle for immortality along with the roaring song of the nearby river comes to the fore.
Location: Egle, Lavasan, Tehran, Iran
Client: Eng Fotouhi
Design Team: Shahab Ahmadi, Iman Hedayati, Niloufar Mohammadzadeh, Elaheh Sadeghi, Ali Ahmadi, Parvaneh Alinasab
Graphics Design: Niloufar Mohammadzadeh, Shaghayegh Beyrami, Ali Ahmadi
Area: 8000 square meters
Date: November 2018