Mehrshahr Villa / Hooman Balazadeh
2A Magazine has selected this project for its architectural achievements and professional concepts. Published in 2A Magazine issue# 39 Autumn 2019, Third place of 2ACAA 2016, 2A Asia Architecture Award – the category of Residential, Mehr Shahr – Iran
Firm: Hooba Design Firm Location: Iran Team Members: Project Manager: Mohsen Kazemianfard / Phase 2: Dariush Ghorbani / 3D illustration: Mona Razavi / Presentation: Parima Jahangard, Atousa Shiran, Pooyeh Nouryan / Structure: Aptus Iran Company / Mechanical & Electrical: Mr Etemadi / Supervisor: Aptus Iran Company / Furniture: Harmony Company
The main criteria was to create spaces that are closely engaged with the surrounding landscape, an uninterrupted connection between the interior and the exterior to form a structure which becomes a part of the site itself. A systematic organization of open and semi-open spaces was used to enhance the presence of nature in the interior spaces. The voids in the stone pattern provide controlled overlook and sunlight penetration. Integration of the voids and solids not only creates a consistent exterior façade, but also provides the interior spaces with a view to the greenery and a lighter feeling of the solid façade at night. Combination of the skylights and the transparent dividers enables sunlight penetration in vertical, horizontal, and diagonal directions.