Elevated walkway bridges two parts of Iranian holiday home divided by swimming pool

An elevated passageway spans a swimming pool to connect the two monolithic blocks of this weekend home in the Iranian city of Karaj by Kamran Heirati Architects. The Iranian studio built Villa Safadasht in the city’s suburbs for a client working in the food industry. The building is divided into two parts: an entertainment area with a jacuzzi and an

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Monochrome Iranian holiday home by RooyDaad Architects is dark on the outside and white on the inside

RooyDaad Architects created this monochrome house as a weekend retreat from their practice in Tehran, and based its design on a housing model by Le Corbusier (+ slideshow). RooyDaad founders Zahra Armand and Mostafa Omidbakhsh based the design of their 135-square-metre holiday home in Iran on Le Corbusier’s Maison Dom-ino. This 1914 minimal prototype for mass-produced housing was a two-storey building that More

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Afsharian’s House by ReNa Design has a huge vertical slice in its facade

An angular white-walled gash creates a cavernous entrance for this house in the Iranian city of Kermanshah by ReNa Design (+ slideshow). As one of the latest examples of Iran’s architecture boom, Afsharian’s House was designed by Tehran-based ReNa Design for a couple with a son and daughter. The studio was asked to develop a building that could easily be separated into three distinct dwellings in the future. More

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Inward-facing Iranian home lets light filter in through a facade of wooden slats

Timber slats cover the walls and the windows of this house in Isfahan, Iran, allowing light to filter in without compromising the privacy of its occupants (+ slideshow). Designed by Tehran-based Bracket Design Studio, the house is one a of a growing number of impressive new architectural projects in Iran, in a construction boom triggered by the lifting of More

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