Lavasan, a fast-growing region in the north east of Tehran, has transformed from a holiday destination to a residential area in the past years. The client demanded a typical residential building with 3 separate apartments in it based on the regional municipal regulations. Nevertheless, because of Lavasan’s reputation for villa construction and because of the views to the surrounding landscape, the design was diverted from a typical apartment building
The main idea of the design was to build 3 completely separate units using green balconies and big outdoor spaces in a way to give it a villa impression.
The factors influencing the design of the project are as follows: Combining indoor and outdoor spaces, controlling exposure from outside, providing maximum view from the interior, and paying attention to circulation paths and urban public areas such as roundabouts and the surrounding pathways.
The building’s form is close to a typical attic villa form on the main façade. The sloped ceiling continues to wrap the building as the façade’s walls in a uniform manner. This wrap starts from one corner and continues on the façade to form the entrance, the courtyard’s wall and the balconies. In this fashion, the building looks rather like a villa than an apartment.
- Address : Hozeh Elmieh st.- Lavasan
- Client : Benvidi, Shaffiezadeh
- Design Date : 2011
- Execution Date : 2015
- Architect in Charge : Shahab Mirzaean Mahabadi, Ramin Ghods
- Design Team : Amirsiavash Ghorbani
- Area : 900 sqm