bracket design studio completes concrete villa 131 bracket design studio completes concrete villa 131
feb 04, 2017

bracket design studio completes concrete villa 131

 

 

iranian architect shervin hosseini of bracket design studio has recently completed the concrete-cast villa 131 in urban isfahan, iran. the city itself is historically known as a garden city, a characteristic which waned under the increasing development and chaos that accompanies urban growth.  within this context, a slew of zoning restrictions limits the buildable area and envelope of the structure which challenged the studio to revive the garden culture in a contemporary environment. 

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black slate tiles step down to the entry area lowering visitors from the main street to the lower level of the house
image © farshid nasrabadi (also first image)

 

 

as a result of local ordinances, bracket design studio created a subterranean level in order to gain the required floor area for the client. the basement continues through the exterior forming a sunken yard space enjoying naturally privacy, acting as a natural sound buffer between the road and the house. the concrete structure itself exhibits a balance of solid and void, understood as a series of stacked cubes creating interstitial spaces that act as balconies, courtyards and light wells. all fenestration takes form of full height glass partitions that dissects the facade and lets plenty of natural light to the interior. 

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large glass panes and sliding doors connect the interior to the various gardens surrounding the home
image © farshid nasrabadi

 

 

on the inside, the same material palette defines the walls and ceilings. hardwood floors and stair treads offset the hardness of the concrete in texture and feel while slender steel elements form monorail stairs and bridges that remain visually subtle. from every space, light and views from the sunken yard can be enjoyed from at least three various sides of the home ensuring constant natural light- openings are carefully designed to provide the appropriate privacy from specific angles. 

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the solid and void relationship of the home provides designed openings for light and views
image © farshid nasrabadi

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overhangs and reveals expose exterior balconies and shade windows below
image © farshid nasrabadi

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plentiful windows ensure a light-filled interior
image © farshid nasrabadi

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concrete and wood compose the interior material palette
image © farshid nasrabadi

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openings in the floor plates create vertical visual connections throughout
image © farshid nasrabadi

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the lowest level communicates directly onto the sunken yard
image © farshid nasrabadi

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image © farshid nasrabadi

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light steel structures form bridges and support monorails for the stairs
image © farshid nasrabadi

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image © farshid nasrabadi

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image © farshid nasrabadi

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

 

architect: shervin hosseini – bracket design studio
detail design: mehdi holakouei, parisa haghshenas
design team: ehsan hajrasuliha,
structure: f.arabzadeh, m.nilipour
construction director: ali nemati
contractors: mohammad farzadi , salsal sang sepahan
graphic: kasra ebrahimi
associates: hamidreza edrisi, elnaz shafizadeh, sima mohammadi, babak peyvasteh, shadi mohammadi
photography: farshid nasrabadi
location: iran, isfahan
area: 430 sq. meters
year: 2016

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  • Its well constructed and sculptural, but sad to see that architects still design and arrange furniture looking at blank walls after designing nice outdoor spaces, this is something I cannot fathom.

    waruna says:

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