This project is a spatial dialog between traditional Persian Architecture and aspects of modern architecture. It creates an architectural space through the incorporation of modern architecture tenets with traditional Persian architecture.
The architect designed this house for his wife who is a painter and took part in the design process herself.
The house is located in a small village in north part of Iran, near the Caspian Sea. A humid green land which is in a high contrast with the weather of Tehran making it an ideal weekend destination for its inhabitants.
As a tribute to a history of 4000 years of culture and architecture and a short period of modernism the architect searched for new spatial qualities marrying Persian and Modern influences. Large open plan spaces on the ground floor coexist with much more confined spaces on the second floor, brought together with the use of double volumes typical of Persian architecture. In an attempt to emphasise this idea the architect refers to this new space as ‘the Modersian space’. The dialogue of these two seemingly different spaces is encouraged by the glass lantern and the light shining through it. Horizontal and vertical movement is controlled through the centrally positioned vertical doors by opening or closing them accordingly prioritising the spaces.