Cheshm Cheran Villa by ZAV Architects

A modern dwelling on the western Asian plateau

Project Specs


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▼北视图,North view ©Soroush Majidi

The site is vast. It is located down the Minoodasht hills and has a moderate downward slope. The design of the project is very much informed by simple questions: Is it possible to preserve and enhance the site’s natural character, while appropriating it as an inhabitable locale? Can we ignore the temptation of putting an architectural volume on this fascinating field and instead, focus on capturing its stunning views?

▼西侧视角,West view ©Parham Taghiof


▼东北视图-地面层,North-east view- Ground level ©Parham Taghiof

▼西北视图-地面层,North-west view- Ground level ©Soroush Majidi

▼北景-平台层,North view- Platform level ©Parham Taghiof

▼西侧视图,East view ©Parham Taghiof

The architectural volume is placed on a forgotten patch of land next to the rainwater reservoir and its positioning enables it to benefit from a panoramic view of the project’s greater context. To secure maximum connection with nature, the conventional circulation and spatial diagram for rural and sub-urban constructions is challenged. (Above diagram) Circulation and social spaces of the house are combined and misplaced to be situated around the habitation units as an elevated open space called “the Platform or Joy Lounge”, which was the result of our endeavor to impose the minimum intervention on the farm land that appears as a duplicated and elevated piece of land. As such, each and every environmentally conditioned spatial pocket, or the habitation units, is endowed with independent access and view. Underneath, a continuous landscape is in full operation. The constructed landscape of the site, follows the natural contours and the initial geo-morphology of the land.

▼从位于地下室的健身房往南看,Viewing south from gym- Ground level ©Parham Taghiof

▼从一楼平台上往东看,Viewing east from platform level ©Soroush Majidi

▼从二楼餐厅和起居空间向北看,Viewing north from dining and living space- Second level ©Soroush Majidi

▼从二楼餐厅和起居空间往东看,Viewing east from dining and living space- Second level ©Parham Taghiof

▼从二楼餐厅和起居空间向南眺望,Viewing south from dining and living space- Second level ©Soroush Majidi


As such, the landscape is a continuation of the farm and the hills, while the architecture, the elevated platform, operates as a viewing apparatus both for the natural and the constructed landscapes.

▼从二楼半开敞的空间往南看,Viewing south from semi open space- Second level ©Parham Taghiof

▼从二楼半开放空间看西南,Viewing south-west from semi open space- Second level ©Deed Studio

▼从二楼半开放空间向北看,Viewing north from semi open space- Second level ©Parham Taghiof

▼从平台上往东看,Viewing east from platform level ©Parham Taghiof

▼各层平面图,Different floor plan ©ZAV Architects

▼各层平面图,Different floor plan ©ZAV Architects

▼剖面图,Section ©ZAV Architects

Lead Architects: Mohammadreza Ghodousi, Fatemeh Rezaie
Project location: Gorgan to Minoodasht Road, Iran
Completion Year: 2016-2017
Total built area: 298 m2
Area: 2320 m2
Client: Khalil Farshbaf
Design Director of Prototype and Rong Center: Sara Jafari
Research and Design team: Mohsen Safshekan
Landscape: Golnaz Bahrami
Construction: Khalil Farshbaf
Supervision: Fatemeh Rezaie
Structure: Jalil-aldin Sajadian
Electrical: Peyman Shafeeian
Mechanical: Peyman Shafeeian
Graphic: Yeganeh Ghezelloo

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