Text from Designer: White Villa was designed for a young couple who wanted a peaceful weekend retreat for holding private ceremonies.
The house was designed in order to be constantly in touch with nature, meanwhile maintaining harmonious in-and-out relationship and privacy regionally.
Considering water shortage, the existing pool’s volume (80000 liters) reduced (to 24000 liters). The remaining part divided into facility space and Diwan (Diwan-khaneh), a cozy, social gathering space. Using the same architectural language, the pool acts as an air convertor.
The front facade has three large door systems and can be opened and closed (breathing) by hand easily, protecting the interior from too much sunlight, while at the same saving energy when closed.
Pool (water), vegetation, wind, improve interior thermal comfort and door system and light help regulate microclimate (sunny, windy, rainy) and thus giving users a customized view. Blurring boundaries between interior and exterior, the main living areas are coupled with terrace, pool, diwan and garden and offer inhabitants flexibility to combine spaces according to their needs.
On the north side of the building, the semi-opened volume(atrium) is defined as a new translation of Narenjestaan courtyard in Persian architecture; at the same point, elevated above Narenjestaan, the design represents a new morphology of prototyped Persian wind catcher. Obtaining an advantage of natural cross-ventilation, the house proposes the well-being of its’ users.
Finished with white concrete clad(facade), and handmade bricks (interior walls), White Villa borrows these details to reduce its dependence on air conditioning in the summer or heating in the winter.
Simple construction methods, and close-recycled use of materials throughout the project allowed local builders without specialist knowledge to complete the building with maximal amount of impact which helped to reduce the overall cost, subsequently created a new architectural benchmark for local architectural typology.
Firm: EZ Studio
Project location: Iran,Esfahan
Photo Credits: Ali Gorjian
Project Name: White Villa